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Welcome to Dental Slang, the podcast that peels back the curtain on the world of dentistry, now hosted by Dr. Reza Ardalan. If you're intrigued by what your peers are up to, you've just stumbled upon your new favorite podcast.


Dental Slang brings together some of the most brilliant minds in dentistry and specialists from across the globe. Whether you're fascinated by the nuances of smile design, curious about the latest advancements in artificial intelligence applied to dentistry, or simply interested in the stories and insights of dental professionals who shape the industry, we've got you covered.


Dr. Reza Ardalan

With the Dental Slang podcast, you’re getting access to some of the greatest people in our profession for free, and they’re all open to sharing their knowledge in a relaxed conversation that listeners can learn so much from. It’s a short podcast but it’s packed with a lot of great information coming directly from the source.

Dr. Reza Ardalan, better known as “Dr. Reza” in the office, earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997. After moving to Florida, Dr. Ardalan received his DMD degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2002. While there, Dr. Ardalan served as Student Body President and received numerous awards including: The American Society of Dentistry for Children Outstanding Senior Award, Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Outstanding Senior Award, Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, NSU-CDM Student of the Year, Excellence in Student Leadership, and NSU Chancellor’s Award among many others.

After graduation, Dr. Ardalan continued on to receive his pediatric training at Nova Southeastern University and Miami Children’s Hospital where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Ardalan has been recognized as the NSU-CDM Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, the DOH Champion Dentist of the Year and has received distinguished service awards from the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr Ardalan has also served two terms as President of the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is the past President of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr. Ardalan is trained and certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support demonstrating his commitment to treating children in the safest manner possible. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAPD), Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SSPD), American Dental Association (ADA), and the Florida Dental Association (FDA).


Dr. Ardalan was born in Tehran, Iran in 1975 and moved to the United States when he was five years old. After moving all over the country as a child, he chose to make Port St. Lucie, Florida his permanent home. He is married to his wife, Kimberly, and they have a wonderful son, Aidan, and two beautiful daughters Layla and Noelle. In his spare time, Dr. Ardalan enjoys watching all types of sports, especially those involving his favorite teams the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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