By TREC Dental
From our mouths about your mouths, we talk about oral health. Are clear aligners right for you? Is there actually a connection between oral health issues and total body health and wellness? How exactly do you brush baby teeth? Host Dr. Jan Jaffer graduated in his early 20’s and took his drive to be better to grow his father’s single dental clinic into the TREC Dental Partnership operating 15 dental clinics and a digital dental laboratory in the Calgary area.
Episode 20: Creating Healthy Habits
GOT TEETH?™, hosted by Dr. Jan Jaffer of TREC Dental, is a patient centric, monthly podcast featuring local health experts. Join Dr. Jan Jaffer as he's joined by Barrett Donovan from TREC Fit Lab as they discuss Healthy Habits for the new year. In this quick video, you will learn about: How many calories should you be consuming per day? An app to help you track these calories. What foods to avoid. Recommended supplements, and more! For additional information, feel free to reach out to Barrett @TrecFit www.trecdental.com | @trecdental
February 01, 2022
Episode 19: Let’s Talk Dental Implants with Dr. Hardeep Gill
GotTeeth?™, hosted by Dr. Jan Jaffer of TREC Dental, is a patient centric, monthly podcast featuring local health experts. All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth - let's talk DENTAL IMPLANTS!!! Join us Dr. Jan Jaffer is joined by Dr. Hardeep Gill, of Ranchlands Dental Clinic in Calgary, AB, to discuss the most frequently googled dental implant questions. In this episode, they will cover: The options you have for missing teeth The benefits of dental implants The cost of dental implants How long it takes to get dental implants and more! For additional information, or to book your complimentary consultation, please contact Ranchlands Dental Clinic! www.ranchlandsdental.com @ranchlandsdentalclinic 403.239.5212
November 30, 2021
Episode 18: Dentistry FAQ - We Put Dr. Jan in the Dr. Google Hot Seat
GotTeeth?™, hosted by Dr. Jan Jaffer of TREC Dental, is a patient centric, monthly podcast featuring local health experts. Join us as our COO, Nitin Khandekar, puts Dr Jaffer in what we’ve nicknamed the “Dr. Google Hot Seat” where we will be asking him a series of the most popular dental questions searched on GOOGLE in a beat the clock fashion where he has approximately 10 minutes to answer as many of them as possible. The main reason people use a search engine when they have a question is to quickly get an accurate answer. However, when you Google something, the top of the results page will consist of advertisements related to your query. Below that will be a section entitled “People Also Ask”. This is where Google shows questions people type in the search bar that are similar or related to your initial inquiry that you may also find useful. Since we are competing with modern broadband internet speeds here, we hope that Dr. Jaffer has his mental pencil sharpened! Follow us: @TRECDental www.trecdental.com
October 06, 2021
Episode 17: Part 2 - Treatment Options for TMJD
Join us in Part 2 of this two-part series with our very own "Sherlock Holmes of the TMJ", Dr. Larry Stanleigh of Wildwood Dental Clinic, as he explains the treatment options available for TMJD. For additional information on managing the pain associated with TMJD, please feel free to visit our website for a location near you. Follow us: @TRECDental www.trecdental.com
July 02, 2021
Episode 17: Part 1 - What You Need to Know About the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)
Join us in this two-part series with the "Sherlock Holmes of TMJ", Dr. Larry Stanleigh of Wildwood Dental Clinic, as he explains the TMJ and related symptoms of disorder including: Clicking and Popping Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus) Sinus Congestion Neck Pain The difference between "clenching and grinding" For additional information on managing the pain associated with TMJD, please feel free to visit our website for a location near you. Follow us: @TRECDental www.trecdental.com
July 01, 2021
Episode 16: Nutrition Tips for your SMILE
Join us as Arlene, a Registered Dental Assistant that has been with Chew Chew Paediatric Dentistry for over 30 years, chats with Dr. Jan. When it comes to selecting healthy snacks, it is important to also consider the ‘sticky factor’ when evaluating overall the impact on your teeth. Dr. Jan Jaffer is joined by Arlene, a Registered Dental Assistant with Chew Chew Pediatric Dentistry as they discuss this very topic. For more information or to find a dental clinic near you, please visit us at www.trecdental.com or follow along at @trecdental on Facebook or Instagram. :)
June 03, 2021
Episode 15 - Ranchlands Dental is Celebrating 40 Years!
Join Dr. Jan Jaffer and his father, Dr. Noorali Jaffer as they take a trip down memory lane as Ranchlands Dental celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Connect with us at @ranchlandsdental and help us digitally celebrate the milestone. :) www.ranchlandsdental.com | www.trecdental.com
May 06, 2021
Episode 14 - Tell Me About the Benefits of Invisalign® (Clear Aligner) Therapy
Join Dr. Jan Jaffer and Dr. Volinder Dhesi as they discuss the benefits of Invisalign™ (Clear Aligner) therapy, including: Why someone would choose clear aligners over traditional braces Why it is necessary (and beneficial) to move teeth Who is a good candidate for clear aligner therapy The average treatment time for clear aligner therapy What is involved with clear aligner treatment How to obtain additional information at no cost For additional information and to find a clinic near you, please visit www.trecdental.com @trecdental | @dr.trec | @thedentalwineguy
April 01, 2021
Episode 13: Cavity Prevention Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy
Join Dr. Jan Jaffer and Dr. Orest Pilipowicz of Chew Chew Pediatric Dentistry as they discuss several cavity prevention tips to keep your child’s teeth healthy. At what age should you take your child to see a dentist? When should you start using fluoride toothpaste? Is it necessary to fix cavities in baby teeth? Cavity Prevention Sealants Cavity Prevention Nutrition For additional information, please visit www.chewchew.com or www.trecdental.com.
March 04, 2021
Episode 12: Sedation Dentistry with Dr. Cheyanne Olsen
Join us as Dr. Cheyanne Olsen of Crestmont Dental explains Sedation Dentistry. Nervous to go to the dentist? Previous bad experience? Having an invasive dental procedure? Just want to feel a little more comfortable at an appointment? These are all common sentiments when thinking about an upcoming dental appointment. In fact, a 2007 article in the Journal of the American Dental Association estimates that up to 22% of dental patients suffer from extreme dental anxiety. Luckily, we dentists have many tools available to ease this anxiety, and sedation dentistry is just one of them!
February 03, 2021
Episode 11: Health, Wellness, & Nutrition Tips
Join Dr. Jan Jaffer as he talks to John Rogers from TREC FitLab and provides some health and wellness exercises we can do at home during COVID and some simple nutrition tips to follow.
January 04, 2021
Episode 10: Cosmetic Dentistry
What's going on with cosmetic dentistry? Why are more and more adults opting into cosmetic dentistry? What trends are we seeing and the new technologies being used in the day in age? We unpack all of this with Dr. Volinder Dhesi of 4th Street Dental and Bridgeland Crossings Dental.
December 01, 2020
Episode 9: Orthodontics in Kids
When should we bring kids in to get checked for orthodontics treatment? why are more kids needing orthodontic treatment? Why we should be treating kids at an earlier age. Dr. Amrit Chana of the Cranston Market Dental of Calgary will help unpack everything around children's orthodontics in this episode of Got Teeth?.
November 30, 2020
Episode 8: Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety is something many kids and adults experience when they visit the dentist. How does dental anxiety and the fear of visiting the dentist impact good dentistry? Why does this fear exist and what can we as dentists do about it? Dr. Tanya Chacko of the Fireside Dental of Cochrane will help unpack everything around dental anxiety in this episode of Got Teeth?. Dr. Tanya Chacko has been a dentist for over 6 years and has been with TREC Dental for over 3 years! Dr. Chacko is an amazing and compassionate dentist who has regularly volunteered with Kindness in Action to provide oral health care to lesser served populations around the world and with CUPS Calgary Society.
October 07, 2020
Episode 7: Root Canals
Is a root canal really as painful as you think? What happens during a root canal? Learn the answers to all these and more! Join Dr. Linda Geng and Dr. Jan Jaffer as they ease your concerns about the most feared dental procedure! Dr. Linda Geng graduated from the University of Toronto Dental School in 2009, and has been a partner with TREC Dental at The Wildwood Dental Clinic in Calgary, Alberta for 9 years. Dr. Geng regularly volunteers her time and clinic with The Alex and CUPS Dental to provide free dental work for Calgarians in need, and supports many other initiatives both in her Wildwood Clinic community as well as throughout Calgary. Host Dr. Jan Jaffer graduated from dental school in his early 20's, and quickly became instrumental in growing his father's single dental clinic into the TREC Dental Partnership, operating 14 dental clinics and a digital dental laboratory in the Calgary area. Dr. Jaffer is actively involved in many causes including the World Partnership Walk, for which he is the Calgary chair.
August 26, 2020
Episode 6: Clear Aligners
Join Dr. Jan Jaffer & Dr. Jodi Gergely as they discuss their professional and personal experience with clear aligners. Many advances have been made in orthodontic treatment that has allowed even tricky cases to be treated with clear aligner therapy. So if you want to learn more about what clear aligners can do for your dental health and self-esteem, tune in! Dr. Gergely graduated from the University of Saskatchewan School of Dentistry in 2003 and has been a partner with TREC Dental at the Royal Oak Dental clinic in Calgary, Alberta since 2004. At her practice, she pursues her passion for helping adults with TMJ treatments and jaw development in kids. Host Dr. Jan Jaffer graduated from dental school in his early 20's. His vision and drive led him to grow his father's single dental clinic into the TREC Dental Partnership, operating 14 dental clinics and a digital dental laboratory in the Calgary area. Both Dr. Jaffer and Dr. Gergely have a passion for charity work. Dr. Jaffer spearheaded a partnership with CUPS Calgary to provide dentistry for Calgary's neediest citizens. He regularly volunteers overseas with both Kindness in Action and Dentistry For All as well as acting as Chair of the World Partnership Walk in Calgary. In addition to volunteering at CUPS TREC Dental, Dr. Gergely sponsors a dental clinic in Honduras. As well, she is on the Board of Directors for IREAD helping to build schools in Pakistan and Uganda.
August 04, 2020
Episode 5: Gum Recession
Gum recession is something many adults experience. Gum recession can have serious consequences including sensitivity and in some cases even tooth loss! But is there something you can do about gum recession? Dr. Mebs Sayani of the Ranchlands Dental Clinic will walk you through pinhole treatment for recession. Dr. Sayani has been a dentist for over 25 years and has been with TREC Dental for over a decade! Dr. Sayani is a wonderful, compassionate dentist. He regularly volunteers with Kindness in Action to provide oral health care to lesser served populations around the world.
July 08, 2020
Episode 4: Taking Care of Kid's Teeth
Learn how to effectively clean kid's teeth and some healthy habits that will benefit the whole family. Dr. Noor Jaffer has been a dentist for 42 years and started Ranchlands Dental Clinic in 1981. Passionate that every child deserves a chance for the best life possible, Noor founded IREAD in 2009 as a means by which to make early childhood development programs available to children in developing countries. He continues as IREAD’s President and Chair, and regularly visits IREAD’s Ugandan and Pakistani ECD Centres and communities. To learn more visit iread.org
April 07, 2020
Episode 3: Sleep Apnea
Are you keeping your loved ones awake with your snoring? Do you wake up not feeling rested? You might have sleep apnea. Learn all about this serious sleep disorder from our guest speaker Dr. Mebs Sayani our guest speaker on this month's episode of the TREC Dental "Got Teeth" podcast.
March 09, 2020
Episode 2: Crooked Teeth in Kids and Myofunctional Habits
Why do teeth grow in crooked? What do myofunctional (oral) habits have to do with crooked teeth? Dr. Jaffer discusses these vital issues and more with Dr. Jodi Gergely. Dr. Gergely has been at TREC Dental for 15 years and has been a partner in the organization for 14 years at the TREC Dental Royal Oak Dental clinic in Calgary, Alberta. In 2004, Dr. Gergely traveled to Honduras with AIM to provide dentistry for those who wouldn't normally have access. After falling in love with the people of Honduras, she continues to sponsor this dental clinic yearly.
February 11, 2020
Episode 1: Mouth Body Connection
How is the mouth connected to the body? What can your oral health tell you about your full body health? Dr. Jaffer discusses these vital issues and more with Dr. Manjula Reddy. Dr. Reddy has been a dentist for over 20 years and is a partner at the TREC Dental Creekside Dental clinic in Calgary, Alberta. She organizes several charitable initiatives in Calgary on behalf of TREC Dental and is actively involved with Dentistry for All, having been on numerous missions to Guatemala. She is also keenly interested in the mouth-body connection, having studied this extensively with the Kois Center.
January 13, 2020