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Beyond the Mouth podcast goes beyond with second season

September 10, 2019

By David Burger


Podcast: Dr. Joy Poskozim, left, talks about treating older patients with podcast host Dr. Elizabeth Shapiro during a recording of an episode of Beyond the Mouth. The episode is due to be posted during the second season of the podcast.

Dr. Joy Poskozim, a Chicago dentist, said that she is an avid listener to podcasts and has found them to be a practical way to learn while on the road visiting nursing homes.

That made her a willing participant in one of the episodes of the ADA Center for Professional Success-produced podcast Beyond the Mouth, which launched its second season premiere Sept. 4.

Beyond the Mouth, which was downloaded more than 3,000 times last season, has a mandate where the only topic off-limits is clinical dentistry. Everything else related to dentistry is fair game.

“Beyond the Mouth is doing a great job of thinking outside the box, if you will, when it comes to dentistry,” said Dr. Poskozim, who is the featured guest in an episode dealing with elder care. “It is a pleasure to listen to my colleagues' paths post-dental school on contributing to oral health. Everyone has been passionate about their calling, so to speak. I am honored to be considered one of them.”

This season, speakers and topics include:

• Dr. Chad P. Gehani, ADA president, “A Path to Presidency.”
• Heidi Nickisch Duggan, director of ADA Library & Archives, “Stranger Things and Great Info in Your Dental Library.”
• Dennis McHugh, ADA Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality, “Dental Benefits Superhero Part 2: In-office Dental Plans.”
• Kirk Dewart, BMO Harris Bank, “Know Your Numbers: How to Apply for a Practice Loan.”
• Dr. Katie Vincer Sears, past recipient of ADA’s 10 under 10 award, “Volunteering: Practice with Your Head and Heart.”
• Dr. Bill Claytor, member of the ADA Dental Well-Being Advisory Committee, and Dr. Jim Willey, retired dentist, “The Burnout Episode.”
• Dr. Joy Poskozim, general dentist, “Geriatric Dentistry: How One Dentist Treats a Growing Population.”
• Peter Aiello, ADPAC Grassroots & Digital Advocacy, and Sarah Milligan, ADPAC director, “Leadership through Advocacy — Get Started Advocating for Public Health and Dentistry.”

New episodes, moderated by Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Shapiro, director of the ADA Center for Professional Success, will be released every two weeks through Dec. 11. Topics are chosen in response to member questions and interests, with a goal toward covering a variety of practice management and work/life balance areas.

The podcast is available at and is distributed through most major podcast channels, including Google Podcasts, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

The first season, archived on the website, includes episodes on parental leave, dental benefits, wellness, finding and hiring dental staff, contracts and more.

The podcast complements another ADA-produced podcast, Tooth Talk, a series designed to keep dentists and dental professionals informed on all the latest news in Washington. To listen to the Tooth Talk podcast, visit its website at You can also listen on iPhone or Android devices and on Spotify.