John C. Chao, D.D.S.

Research Associate Professor, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ostrow School of Dentistry, USC

(626) 308-9104


Above is Dr. Chao and Sal Gaytan at the recording Studio.


Above is Dr. Chao, Sal Gaytan, Cierra Gaytan, and Noel Gaytan at the recording studio


Dr. Chao with Dr. Ernie Follico (left) ;Sarah Barker, Recording Engineer and Dr. James Cecchini

Smile Talk Radio



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Ep 5 (KFWB): Catering to Patients with a high fear of the Dentist "Chickens." Painless Novocain shots, Fillings, Dental Hygenist Training

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Ep 4 (KFWB): Non-Surgical Treatment of Gum Disease; Dramatic changes in 2 Hours

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Ep 3 (KFWB): Dr. Chao interviews his patient Johnny who hadn't gone to the dentist in 25 years!

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Ep 2 (KFWB): Sal's Golf Championship

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Ep 1 (KFWB): First show at it's new home, KFWB Newstalk 980. Testimonial from Dr. Chao's patient, Paris

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Ep 70: SMILE TALK at the California Dental Association Convention at the Anaheim Convention Center
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Ep 69: SMILE TALK at the California Dental Association Convention at the Anaheim Convention Center
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Ep 68: Part 2 of Dr. Chao's interview with Esmeralda and how her new smile has changed her life
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Ep 67: Dr. Chao's interview with Esmeralda and her apprehension about visiting the Dentist
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Ep 66: Special July 4 Episode "SmileWorks"
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Ep 65: Part 3 of Dr. Chao's Interview with Dr. Charles Goodacre, Dean of the Loma Linda School of Dentistry on the history of the school, Mobile Clinics and Dr. Goodacre's own experiences with the dentist as a child.
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Ep 64: Part 2 of Dr. Chao's Interview with Dr. Charles Goodacre, Dean of The Loma Linda School of Dentistry on the Special Care Dentistry Clinic and Dr. Goodacre's very interesting personal background
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Ep 63:Part 1 of Dr. Chao's interview with Dr. Charles Goodacre, Dean of the Loma Linda School of Dentistry on why the residents of Loma Linda have the longest life spans in the United States, and on Diet and Oral Health
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Ep 62: Part 3 of Dr. Chao's Interview with Dr.James Cecchini
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Ep 61: Part 1 of 3 of Dr. Chao's Interview with James Cecchini, D.D.S, PhD and Ernie Follico, D.D.S., M.S.
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Ep 58: Iatrosedation; Overcoming Anxiety; Live audio of anxious patient and his experience at our office
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Ep 57: Part 3 of 3 of Dr. Chao's Interview with Dr. Yang Chai; Tissue Regeneration;  How Dr. Chai was trained in China, Repairing Facial Defects; USC Research
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Ep 56: Part 2 of 3 of Dr. Chao's interview with Dr. Yang Chai. Dr. Chai's Background;  Early diagnosis to prevent birth defects; Stem cells from teeth;  Tissue Regeneration
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Ep 55: Guest Interview: Part 1 of 3 with Dr. Yang Chai, Director of The Center of Craniofacial Molecular Biology at The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC; Birth Defects and Cleft Palate
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Ep 54: Reminiscing past shows; Dr. Chao's Windsurfing experience; SMILE TALK at the California Dental Association
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Ep 53: How Smile Talk was created, Anxiety and Routine Care
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Ep 52: 1 year Anniversary, Anxiety Control, Iatrosedation
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Ep 51: Part 4 of 4 of Dr. Chao's Interview with Dean Avishai Sadan "Dr. Herman Ostrow's Naming Gift to the School and the Importance of a Strong Alumni Family"
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Ep 50: Part 3 of 4 of Dr. Chao's Interview with Dean Avishai Sadan "Dean Sadan's Vision for The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC;Cranio-Facial Research; Access to Dental Care"
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Ep 49: Part 2 of 4 of Dr. Chao's Interview with Dean Avishai Sadan, of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC; Clinical Excellence; Clinical Skills and Critical Thinking
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Ep 48: Part 1 of 4 of  Dr. Chao's interview with the new Dean of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC; The Search for the New Dean and how the University selected Dr. Sadan
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Ep 47: Part 2 of 2 of Dr. Chao's Interview with Dr. Ronald Tankersley, President of the American Dental Association
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Ep 46: Part 1of 2 of Dr. Chao's Interview with Dr. Ronald Tankersley, President of the American Dental Association
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Ep 45: Can conspiring with your doctor to not pay the co-payment be a crime?, 2010 is the 50th Anniversary of dental insurance, The yearly maximum of your dental plan hasn't changed in 50 years, Is your dental plan dental insurance?, If your dental plan doesn't issue benefits correctly who do you complain to?
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Ep 44: Special Guests Noel & Cierra, Noel's Experience Overcoming Dental Anxiety
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Ep 43: Special Guests Noel & Cierra, Cierra's Tennis Scholarship, The Benefits of Putting Kid's in Sports, Should you wait more than 10 minutes in the dental chair?, If you broke your Tooth in a hit and run accident is it covered? Are you entitled to medical leave when you visit the Dentist?
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Ep 42: Special Guests Noel Gaytan & Cierra-Gaytan Leach, Cierra's Experience on TV's "Dharma And Greg," Can you Judge a Dentist by the way the Receptionist answers the phone?, Will finding a Dentist who charges the most guarantee the Best? Is finding a Dentist who charges the least the best way to save money on dental care? Is anyone allowed to inspect your Dental records without your consent?
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Ep 41: Special Guests: Noel and Cierra Gaytan Leach, Bite Guards, 5 Million Teeth are knocked out every year, Are Implants preferable to bridgework?, Should people over 90 waste money on their teeth?
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Ep 40: New Year's Resolutions
Auld Lang Syne
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Ep 39: Santa Claus Trivia, Straighten Teeth Without Braces, Reverse Gum Disease
Away In A Manger
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Ep 38: Holiday Smile Makeover, Air Abbrasion, Growing Teeth, Digital X-Rays
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Ep 37: Tiger Woods, "Long in the Tooth", Bluetooth, "Wisdom Teeth"
Little Town of Bethlehem
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Ep 36: Infants and Tooth Decay, Perfect Teeth Help Indentify Lost Sailor, Lost Wallets, Muothguards
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Ep 35: Man Swallows Denture, Flossing, Tobacco
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Ep 34: DNA Evidence, Dentures and DUI's
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Ep 33: Sleep Apnea, Dental Appliances Reduce Blood Pressure, Tooth Decay, Chocolate is Good for Your Teeth
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Ep 32: Halloween, Operation Gratitude
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Ep 31: Paul Revere, Ted Bundy, What To Do With A Knocked Out Tooth
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Ep 30: Children and Braces, Tonsils, Chipped Teeth, HMO & PPO Dental Plans
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Ep 29: Women and Dental Health, Chewing Gum, Dental Insurance, American Dental Association
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Ep 28: Special Guests: Dental Assistants, Pregnancy and Gingivitis
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Ep 27: Bad Posture Can Lead to Bad Teeth, Teeth Brushing, RDAEF Program
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Ep 26: Tooth Brushes, Flouride and Babies Formula, Denture Identification
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Ep 25: Special Guest: Chi Leung, DDS; Loss of Memory, Gastric Reflux, Lasers in the Treatment of Severe Gum Disease
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Ep 24: Special Guest: Chi Leung, DDS; Implants, Water Pik, Is Bad Breath Contagious?
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Ep 23: Special Guest: Chi Leung, DDS; Bucked Teeth, Is There an Age Limit on Orthodontic Treatment
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Ep 22: Special Guest: Chi Leung, DDS; Sleep Disorders, Orthodontics and Engineering
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Ep 21: Changes In Dentistry
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Ep 20: How Dr. Chao Started
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Ep 19: Special Guests: Dr. Chao's Hygienists and Office Manager
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Ep 18: Water and Cavities, Root Canals Don't Have to Hurt
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Ep 17: Dental Hygienists, "How Much Do You Charge?"
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Ep 16: Free Dental Clinics, X-Rays
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Ep 15: An Experiment: The Effects of Liquids on Teeth
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Ep 14 - TMJ; Shopping Around for Dental Treatment, Coffee and Oral Cancer, If It Doesn't Hurt, Don't Go To The Dentist
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Ep 13: Special Guests: 4th Year Students From USC Dental School
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Ep 12: Special Guests: 4th Year Students From USC Dental School
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Ep 11: Teeth Whitening, 3D X-Rays, Entire Smile Makeover Without Drilling
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Episode 10: Smoking causes cavities, Tooth enamel is necessary for good dental health, Children who drink fresh juice have less cavities, When did Americans begin brushing their teeth?
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Ep 9: Brushing Your Teeth
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Ep 8: Celebrity Veneers
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Ep 7: Insurance
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Ep 6: Wisdom Teeth, Fillings
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Ep 5: Dental Hygiene
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Ep 4: Bad Breath, Dental Hygiene
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Ep 3: Sleep Apnea, Bad Breath
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Ep 2: Mini-Implants, Snoring, Sleep Apnea
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Ep 1: Latest in Dentistry
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