The Very Dental Podcast Network

Jason talks with Dr. Ziv Simon. Ziv is a periodontist, an immigrant and an educator. He practices in Beverly Hills and has an amazing educational portal called SurgicalMaster.

  • The immigrant mentality and how it has affected Ziv's journey (The Obstacle is the Way)
  • How did serving in the Israeli army affect his story?
  • How has online education changed the way we learn?
  • What makes a good online learning forum? How can we keep it safe?
  • More surgery = more complications
  • Listen to your mom!
  • Case selection and picking the winners
  • Developing patient relationships
  • How to start doing more soft tissue surgery in your office
  • What's the story about the SurgicalMaster system?
  • Abundance mindset vs. scarcity mindset
  • Attack vs. retreat
  • Ziv's take on the coronavirus shutdown
  • How to gain patient's trust after COVID? (spoiler: transparency)
  • How a smartphone can make you $1 million. It's about authenticity.
  • Cutting the fat during lean times
  • Shredded Academy, and is the pain worth it?

Some links from the show:

Check out Enova Illumination's "Pop Up Experience" on September 10, 11 and 12 at the Graduate Hotel! You can check out Enova's loupes, headlights and other innovations along side of the amazing Zumax microscopes now available in the United States! Reservations are required, so hurry up and grab your spot to see the most innovative magnification and lighting in dentistry!

SurgicalMaster website

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The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Awards were announced. What is the Cellerant Best of Class Award you ask? Well imagine if there was an Oscar for dental products and services. Thought leaders and clinicians vote on the best and most innovative products in dentistry and our friends at YAPI received a "Best of Class Technology Award!" YAPI provides paperless and automation software to dentists and boasts the longest track record for integrated patient forms that read and write data with dental practice management software. Since 2010, YAPI has evolved into a comprehensive system that also includes patient communication, reputation management, intra-office chat, and VoIP integration. So admit're impressed, right? Well you should be! And you should go check out what YAPI can do for your practice at! Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

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Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: "Uncharted" with Gordon Ramsay, New Zealand

Alan: Zumax OMS2380 microscope from Enova Illumination

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