Welcome to Incisive Decisive, the new podcast and supporting blog from me, Shaun Sellars, and Colin Campbell.
You’ve probably stumbled here from Colin’s Blog, but if you’ve made your own way here, then you’ll want to check it out.
Colin’s blog explores ethics and philosophy (among other things) in relation to dentistry. The podcast can definitely be seen as an extension of this, in a more freeform style. We’ll be releasing new episodes regularly, and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcherand most other podcast apps (just search for ‘Incisive Decisive’)
You probably know about Colin, but who am I and why are we doing this?
Well, I’m a general dentist working in deepest, darkest Lincolnshire who already produces a podcast (The Last Tuesday Project– give it a go, you might like it) concentrating on evidence for things in everyday life. I’m also part way through a Master’s Degree in Dental Law & Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire. My career has had plenty of ups and downs, which we’ll explore in upcoming episodes.
Colin and I both believe that promoting ethical practise is as important as promoting clinical excellence, and it’s from this that the idea of a podcast was born.
I’m going to be producing blogs to go along with each episode, as well as separate blogs in between. Expect these to be longer than Colin’s, exploring ethical concepts, legal quirks and evidence-based practise. I’m a self-confessed evidence nerd, so expect a different (some might say skeptical) twist on dentistry and healthcare in general.
I should mention that I’m not employed by Colin, The Campbell Clinic or Academy, and I don’t receive any fee for doing this. Colin has kindly allowed me to use the Academy website for hosting. All opinions here are my own. We don’t receive any sponsorship or support for the podcast or blog, but if any of this changes, you’ll be the first to know.
Back to the podcast, though and we’re releasing the first two episodes today.
Episode 1 is about how Colin and I met, and a ‘State of the Union Address’ on dentistry in 2018.
Episode 2 explores the idea of evidence-based healthcare, and how dentists evaluate and obtain evidence.
We’d love to hear your feedback. You can email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or start a conversation on twitter: @incisivepod. Somewhat ironically given some of the things we say in Episode 2, we’re on Facebook as well.
That’s it for now. Do subscribe to the podcast (and blog) and if you like what we’re doing, feel free to give us a review on your podcast app of choice.