Star Wars School of Dentistry
Star Wars School of Dentistry
A podcast dedicated to improved oral health in the Star Wars galaxy!
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#51 - Maverick and Midlines
Maverick is a naval aviator who deviates from the rules and also has a deviated midline. Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry on Episode 51 to learn what causes deviated midlines, what can be done to fix the issue, and what treatment Maverick chose.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental...  Read More
#50 - What Would (Darth Vader) Say?
Daily and weekly, dental professionals are put in situations where we may not know what to say or how to react. On Episode 50, find out how some of our favorite Star Wars characters may respond to a variety of patient comments and actions. Also, learn how we as dental professionals should respond....  Read More
#49 - The One Where Chandler Bing is a Dental Student
Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to honor Matthew Perry, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 54. SWSoD discusses how Matthew's most famous character, Chandler Bing, would have navigated some of the different scenarios he may encounter in dental school.  Whether you are a Star Wars...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#48 - R2-D2 and Burnout in Dentistry
R2-D2 is the unsung hero of Star Wars, but even he experienced burnout. Burnout is a major issue in dentistry, but there are ways to prevent it and recover from it. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the symptoms and causes of burnout. We will also discuss prevention techniques and ways...  Read More
The One About Friends (Live from Fan X)
Join Ryder Waldron live from Fan X to discuss our favorite sitcom on The One About Friends! Our favorite sitcom continues to be loved in pop culture, but why is it still so popular with multiple generations? Join us for this fun and interactive panel to discuss our favorite moments, characters, and...  Read More
You Call This Archaeology?! The Indiana Jones Panel (Live from Fan X)
On another bonus/live episode of Star Wars School of Dentistry, join Ryder Waldron live from Fan X in Salt Lake City to discuss Indiana Jones!  Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic characters of all time. With the release of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (the final Indiana Jones film),...  Read More
Introverts in Pop Culture Panel (Live from Fan X)
On this bonus episode/live panel at Fan X in Salt Lake City, join Ryder Waldron and explore the many introverts in pop culture.  Introverts are prominent in pop culture, from Stars Wars to Marvel to DC to Disney and everywhere in between. But who are they? And why are they so important to great...  Read More
#47 - Hondo Ohnaka and Dental Myths
Hondo Ohnaka was a Weequay pirate who was prone to half truths and sometimes full lies. On Episode 47, Hondo helps the Star Wars School of Dentistry dispel many of the dental myths that are circulating throughout the galaxy. Join SWSoD to find out what is true and what is false in dentistry. ...  Read More
#46 - Lando Calrissian and the Business of Dentistry
Lando Calrissian learned to be a responsible businessman after he was a smuggler and swindler. And then he became a hero in the Rebel Alliance. After dental school, many dentists become practice owners with very little business experience, but can become heroes in their own right. Join Star Wars...  Read More
#45 - The Sith (and Dental) Rule of Two
Sith Lords have a Rule of Two, which allows for only two Sith to exist at any given time. Dentistry also has it's own rule of two. Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about the Dental Rule of Two and see what it has in common with the Sith's.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental...  Read More
#44 - Indiana Jones and the Ancient Teeth
Indiana Jones is a well-renowned archaeologist and adventurer. On this episode, he joins the Star Wars School of Dentistry as a guest professor to discuss what can be learned from the teeth of our ancient ancestors. How do teeth give us insight into the dietary trends, age, and migration habits of...  Read More
#43 - Saw Gerrera and CPAP Dry Mouth
Saw Gerrera fought against the Separatists and the Galactic Empire, but how can he fight against dry mouth caused by his oxygen mask. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss ways to fight dry mouth caused by CPAP machines. No lies. No deception.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental...  Read More
#42 - Dark Side and Light Side of Dental Fillings
In the Star Wars galaxy, there are two sides of the Force: the dark side and the light side. In dentistry, there are two main types of filling material: dark filling (amalgam) and white filling (composite resin). Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about the advantages and disadvantages...  Read More
#41 - Dark Rey and Peg Teeth
Dark Rey seemed to appear out of nowhere and so do peg-shaped teeth. Dark Rey had a mouth full of peg teeth, but are there options to restore them? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss what causes teeth to be peg-shaped and what can be done to fix them if a patient wants to.  Whether you...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#40 - Ewoks and Orthodontics
Ewoks were native to the Forest Moon of Endor and helped the Rebel Alliance defeat the Empire. However, most Ewoks had spacing between their upper incisors and may not have been able to conquer the spacing without the help of orthodontics. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the benefits,...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Public Health
#39 - Kino Loy and Wisdom Teeth
Kino Loy was a floor manager in the Imperial prison on Narkina 5 and eventually helped lead the prisoner escape when it seemed impossible. At times it seems impossible to remove some wisdom teeth, but all hope is not lost. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the importance of removing...  Read More
#38 - Maz Kanata and Magnification
Maz Kanata was the pirate queen and collected many trinkets and treasures during her journeys through the Star Wars galaxy. Also, she has seen many things in the galaxy with the help of her magnification glasses. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of...  Read More
#37 - Gamorreans and Underbites
Gamorreans have served Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, and they are great warriors. They are also known for their very pronounced underbites, also known as Class III malocclusion. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the risks of having an underbite and the treatment options to correct it. ...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#36 - Obi-Wan Kenobi and Oral Cancer Awareness
Obi-Wan Kenobi was a Jedi Knight who lived in solitude for many years and may have neglected his oral healthcare. He may have also missed any signs and symptoms of oral cancer by not having an oral cancer screening. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about oral cancer signs, symptoms, risk...  Read More
#35 - Imperial Shocker Teeth
Some Imperial officers had suicide shocker teeth placed in their mouths to use in case they were captured. But could Star Wars creators have gotten the idea from cyanide teeth in spy stories? Where did the idea for cyanide teeth come from? And are shocker teeth actually possible? Join Star Wars...  Read More
#34 - Jar Jar Binks and Tongues
Jar Jar Binks was a general, a hero, and he also had a very long tongue. But what kind of detail goes into caring for a tongue that size or any size? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the importance of tongues, their anatomy, some problems and disorders, and how to keep a clean tongue. ...  Read More
#33 - General Hux and Sensitive Teeth
General Hux was fiery, vindictive, and sometimes unhinged, but what if his anger issues were caused in part by his hypersensitive teeth? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention methods of dentin hypersensitivity.  Whether you are a Star Wars...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
#32 - C-3PO and Gold Crowns
C-3PO was usually willing to help is friends in need. He even voluntarily sacrificed his memory to help find a Sith wayfinder. But would he be willing to sacrifice his gold plating to make gold crowns? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of gold crowns and when...  Read More
#31 - I'm Here To Put You Back On Schedule
Not every dental office has Darth Vader to help put it back on schedule, so the Star Wars School of Dentistry is here to help. What are some ways that dental offices can stay on schedule? And what are some things that patients can do to make sure they are seen on time? Join the Star Wars School of...  Read More
#30 - The Mandalorian and Patient Privacy
The Mandalorian's love for Grogu was about the only reason he had to take off his helmet. But if he knows his privacy is protected, will he be willing to remove his helmet for the love of his teeth? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss privacy laws that protect patient health information. ...  Read More
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