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Your favorite podcast host, Dr. Joel Berg, is back with AAPD’s newest Podcast Series, Newly Erupted! Created for residents and early career dentists, this series aims to focus on topics that will help you kick start your career in the dental field, all handpicked by residents themselves!

Listen below, or with iTunesGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and TuneIn.


About Newly Erupted’s Host:
Joel H. Berg is a consultant in the dental industry and practices Pediatric Dentistry part time in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. He is Professor Emeritus and former Dean at the University of Washington. Dr. Berg is a board-certified pediatric dentist and is a Past-President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Past-President of the AAPD Foundation.

He is an editor of the book Early Childhood Oral Health, and has published extensively on subjects including dental restorative materials for children, and medical management of dental caries. His current research interests include the development of dental caries prevention programs using risk assessment models to manage dental caries as a disease. He lectures to dental professionals regularly on "Medical Management of Dental Caries". Dr. Berg is also the host of AAPD’s other podcast, Pedo Teeth Talk!

Do you have an idea for a topic that you would love to hear on Newly Erupted? Email with your suggestion!

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    Listen in to our expert colleague, Dr. Jeffrey Kahl, as he tells the story of his work combined with that of many in implementing massively improved OR access in the State of Colorado. For years we have struggled to get our most vulnerable patients into the OR and given the recent legislation success after years of work by the AAPD, the ADA, and others, we have had great results. Jeff tells his personal story and provides a guide for others to have similar success in their comments.



    Jeff Kahl is married to Dr. Carol Morrow (General Dentist). They live in Colorado Springs, Colorado with our four kids (ages 8-12). He was born and raised in Colorado and was an undergraduate at Colorado State University and Dental School at the University of Colorado. Dr. Kahl is a Navy Health Professions Scholarship recipient and completed a General Practice Residency at the National Naval Medical Center. He was a Navy General Dentist in California before returning to Colorado for a Pediatric Dentistry Residency at Children's Hospital in Colorado. Jeff started a private practice with a co-resident in 2006 and practiced there for 17 years. Recently, he sold his part of the practice to become the program director for the new pediatric residency program at Denver Health Hospital - the 6th largest and second oldest Federally Qualified Health Center in the country. In addition, he has been the AAPD Public Policy Advocate for Colorado since the program started, the Past President of the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Colorado Dental Association, and was the Past Chair of the ADA Council on Membership. He is also the ADA 14th District Trustee Elect and on various committees such as Governmental Relations Medicaid Stakeholder, Telehealth, School-Based Health, and Public Policy.