Dentistry Online podcast with Hassan Asad

In the tenth episode, we chat to Hassan Asad – also known as the Bearded Tooth FairyIn our tenth episode, we chat to Hassan Asad about Baghdad, starting his dental career – and what it was like getting a Blue Peter badge. 

Also known as the Bearded Tooth Fairy, Hassan discusses his memories from when he left Baghdad, Iraq, as a boy and began his journey over to the UK.

We also touch on dentistry as a student, obstacles he has had to face – and overcome – and what advice he would give new graduates as they begin their dental careers.

When asked about advice for dental students, he says: ‘Ask why – don’t just jump into things.

‘That’s what helped me. At times I was probably a bit of a pest – I’d always put my hands up at the end of lectures. But I think that’s important. You don’t want to be that individual who sits there, unsure, and doesn’t want to seek help.’

Listen on Spotify, Captivate or below.

Topics covered include:

  • From Baghdad to the UK
  • Dentistry at university
  • Inspirations
  • Advice for dental graduates
  • Mental health
  • Blue Peter badges

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