009 – How to Future-proof Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with Dr. Srinivasa Chandra



Marcus Hwang discusses the future of OMS training with Dr. Srinivasa Chandra. They try to answer the question “how do you future-proof your learning?”. Does your specific profession mean anything anymore or is the future of healthcare based on the chief complaint? Patients are more knowledgeable now, but they still present with a chief complaint … Continue reading 009 – How to Future-proof Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with Dr. Srinivasa Chandra


008 – The Transition from Residency to Workforce with Dr. Sohaib Soliman



Chief resident Sohaib Soliman shares his experience in transitioning from his final years of residency at the University of Buffalo to private practice. He shares his insight on what to look for when scouting out practice locations, questions to ask during interviews, and the topics to focus on during residency to prepare you for the … Continue reading 008 – The Transition from Residency to Workforce with Dr. Sohaib Soliman


007 – Who are the Women in OMFS with Dr. Anderson, Donnelly, Linnebur



Marcus Hwang and his three guests have an important conversation about the challenges women face when entering OMS. They dissect the question on why there are so few women in OMS, discuss various factors that deter women from applying into the surgical specialty, and methods to bring more awareness to this issue. The 2021 Women … Continue reading 007 – Who are the Women in OMFS with Dr. Anderson, Donnelly, Linnebur


006 – Part 1: What is the History of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for OMS with Dr. Jeffrey Carter



Marcus Hwang explores Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) in a two-part series with Dr. Jeffrey Carter. In Part 1, they focus on the history of ASCs in the United States and its relevance to OMS. They explore insurance reimbursement changes that affected the scope of practice, trend of orthognathic surgery in ASCs, the relevance of the … Continue reading 006 – Part 1: What is the History of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for OMS with Dr. Jeffrey Carter


005 – How to Manage Student Loans as an OMS with Rob Bertman



Marcus Hwang explores student loan management with Rob Bertman, a senior consultant for Student Loan Planner. SLP consults with learners who have six-figure student debts and helps individualize payment plans. Knowing how to manage your student loans is crucial to minimize the amount of total capital and interest you pay over your career. What should … Continue reading 005 – How to Manage Student Loans as an OMS with Rob Bertman


004 – Match Day 2021 during COVID with Dr. Danielle Ploussard



Congratulations to all those who went through the interview season this year. It was tough and confusing for everyone, especially with the COVID pandemic and the web-interview adaptations. Marcus Hwang briefly explores several options for those of you who received unfavorable news this Match season then continues the discussion about the Post-Match with today’s guest. … Continue reading 004 – Match Day 2021 during COVID with Dr. Danielle Ploussard


003 – How to Build the Perfect Hybrid Practice with Dr. Eric Dierks



Marcus Hwang explores with Dr. Eric J. Dierks MD, DMD, FACS, FACD, FRCS(Ed) on the major factors behind the success of establishing Head and Neck Surgical Associates (HNSA | www.head-neck.com) as a prominent hybrid private practice in Portland, Oregon. What does a OMS hybrid practice look like? What challenges might you facing when establishing a … Continue reading 003 – How to Build the Perfect Hybrid Practice with Dr. Eric Dierks


002 – Is the MD Within Reach for OMS? with Dr. Mark Engelstad



Marcus Hwang explores with Dr. Mark Engelstad on the relevance of the medical degree to the modern day OMS. Can OMS residencies keep the medical degree as an option as requirements for medical licensure changes? Is there a difference in training in MD-OMS combined residencies? Does the MD matter today? Dr. Engelstad is the current … Continue reading 002 – Is the MD Within Reach for OMS? with Dr. Mark Engelstad


001 – Welcome to Let’s Talk Oral Surgery With Dr. Marcus Hwang



Join oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) resident Marcus Hwang as he explores important conversations about OMS ranging from topics including the future of OMS, advances in technology, business strategies, and much more. Marcus Hwang received his DDS from the University of Washington and is continuing his education in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Oregon … Continue reading 001 – Welcome to Let’s Talk Oral Surgery With Dr. Marcus Hwang