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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#29 - Princess Leia and Crowns
Princess Leia was a senator and general, and to SWSoD she will always be royalty. But did we ever see her wear a crown? Crowns are a very routine treatment in dentistry, but some patients don't understand the importance and need for a crown. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss why crowns...  Read More
#28 - Star Wars Kisses and Cavities
Throughout the Star Wars saga there are many kisses (some are good and some are awkward), but do kisses of any kind actually cause cavities? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the role kisses play in cavities, what type of bacteria cause cavities, and the best ways to reduce tooth...  Read More
#27 - Darth Vader and Nitrous Oxide
Darth Vader was a Sith Lord and the most feared man in the galaxy, but sometimes the biggest and baddest patients are the most fearful. Was that the case with Darth Vader? Could he have benefited from nitrous oxide during his dental appointments? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the...  Read More
Categories: Anesthesia, Hygiene
#26 - Supreme Leader Snoke's Smile
Supreme Leader Snoke was in charge of the First Order, but is he ready to take charge of his oral health and improve his smile? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss ways Snoke could get the smile he may have always wanted.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental professional, or...  Read More
#25 - Boba Fett & Acidic Foods and Drinks
Boba Fett was a legendary bounty hunter who became the Daimyo of Mos Espa, but in between he spent some time in a sarlacc pit soaking in acid. Acidic foods and drinks can cause permanent tooth damage, and on this episode the Star Wars School of Dentistry will talk about what tooth erosion is, which...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#24 - Which Star Wars Character Would Make the Best Hygienist?
There are many Star Wars characters who have the necessary characteristics to be a successful dental hygienist, but which characters would make the best hygienist? Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the most common traits of successful hygienists and which Star Wars characters should...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#23 - Han Solo and Student Loan Debt
Han Solo went from orphan to smuggler to Rebel Alliance hero, and in between he became indebted to Jabba the Hutt. Dental school debt is something most dentists have to deal with, so what parallels can be drawn between dental students and Han Solo? And what lessons can be learned from General Solo?...  Read More
#22 - Kylo Ren and Oral Hygiene Habits
Kylo Ren was busy as Master of the Knights of Ren, as Supreme Leader of the First Order, and plotting to kill old men. So it makes sense that he may have neglected his home care. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to teach Kylo Ren good oral hygiene habits and ways to maintain them. Whether you are...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#21 - Qui-Gon Jinn and Spiritual Strength
Qui-Gon Jinn had a strong connection to the Force and a strong interest in helping others in the galaxy. He epitomized spiritual strength. What can dental professionals learn from Qui-Gon about spiritual stength and becoming part of something greater than ourselves?  Whether you are a Star Wars...  Read More
#20 - Rey and Mental Strength
Rey used her mental strength to help defeat and redeem Kylo Ren, to destroy Palpatine, and to become a leader in the Resistance. Why is mental strength important for dentists and how can dentists improve theirs? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the stresses of dentistry and ways to...  Read More
#19 - Anakin Skywalker and Physical Strength
Anakin Skywalker's physical fitness and strength were definite advantages during his time as a Jedi, but in what ways is physical fitness beneficial to dental professionals? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry for tips on maintaining a long, successful dental career with good physical fitness. ...  Read More
#18 - Which Star Wars Character Would Make the Best Dentist?
Many Star Wars characters possess the same traits necessary to be a successful dentist, but which character in Star Wars is best suited to be a dentist? Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss which traits successful dentists have and which characters should consider a career in...  Read More
#17 - Poe Dameron and Malocclusion
Poe Dameron may have taken on a First Order dreadnought by himself, but is he willing to take on his malocclusion in order to repair his smile? Join Poe and the Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the risks of malocclusion (incorrect tooth alignment) and the benefits of orthodontics.  Whether...  Read More
#16 - DJ and Halitosis
DJ couldn't commit to the good guys or the bad guys, but can he commit to improved oral hygiene? Join DJ and the Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the causes of bad breath and to see if we can break the code on solutions for it.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental professional, or...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#15 - Count Dooku, Grand Moff Tarkin, & Geriatric Dentistry
Count Dooku and Grand Moff Tarkin were instrumental in creating the Death Star, were ruthless to their enemies, and were loyal to Palpatine, but were they also loyal to their oral healthcare? Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about some of the challenges of keeping a healthy mouth in...  Read More
#14 - Finn and Anesthetic
Finn started as a First Order Stormtrooper and became a general in the Resistance. And on #14 he is going to be a brave hero while the Star Wars School of Dentistry discusses injections and local anesthetic, a necessary but scary part of dental treatment.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental...  Read More
Categories: Anesthesia
#13 - Jabba the Hutt and Sleep Apnea
Jabba the Hutt was a gangster and businessman, and he made many enemies throughout the galaxy. But his most dangerous enemy may have been sleep apnea. Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about risk factors and treatment options to combat this potentially deadly health concern.  ...  Read More
#12 - Director Krennic and Teeth Whitening
Director Orson Krennic oversaw the creation of the Death Star, but didn't realize a trap had been built into it until it was too late. He also oversaw the darkening of his smile, but is there something he can do about that before it's too late? Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn how to...  Read More
#11 - Padmé Amidala and Pregnancy Gingivitis
Padmé Amidala was a queen, a senator, and a mother. But while she witnessed war rage across the galaxy, she may have experienced a personal battle with pregnancy gingivitis. Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about this common yet painful oral condition and how it can be managed. ...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
#10 - Mon Mothma and Redheads
Mon Mothma was a galactic senator, leader of the Rebel Alliance, chancellor of the New Republic, and a redhead. So did she have any weaknesses? Visit the Star Wars School of Dentistry to find out the many benefits of being a redhead (and any possible disadvantages) and how hair color can affect...  Read More
#9 - Owen Lars and Bruxism
Owen Lars has fought off an Inquisitor, Tuskens, and dehydration on Tatooine, but how can he fight off bruxism? Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the symptoms, risks, and risk factors of tooth grinding and clenching.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental professional, or...  Read More
#8 - Grogu (Baby Yoda) and Early Childhood Appointments
Grogu escaped Order 66, has been tracked by bounty hunters, and was trained by Luke Skywalker, but has he ever had his first dental appointment? Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the importance of early childhood dental appointments in this galaxy and the galaxy far, far away! ...  Read More
Categories: Pediatric
#7 - Rancor and Friends
There are some creatures loose in the Star Wars School of Dentistry so it seemed like a good time to discuss the importance of good oral hygiene for our pets. Whether you have a dog, cat, Acklay, or something else, their oral hygiene is important to their overall health.  Whether you are a Star...  Read More
#6 - Luke Skywalker and Perfectionism
  #6 - Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker went from farmboy to Jedi Knight to legend, but did all of his successes lead him to expect perfection from himself? Join Ryder Waldron to examine how perfectionism affects dentists and may have also led to Luke Skywalker's exile on Ahch-To. Whether you are a...  Read More
#5 - Yoda and Toothbrush Options
Master Yoda can definitely feel the Force on Dagobah, and he can also feel the plaque building up on his teeth. How is a Jedi Master supposed to get toothbrushes on Dagobah when no civilization exists? On Episode #5, we will discuss Yoda's options with just the resources that exist on Dagobah. ...  Read More
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