40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

PAUL ZHIVAGO

  • New York, New York
  • Greene Street Dental

Age:

40

Name of Practice:

Greene Street Dental

Specialty:

Prothodontics

Education:

DDS, New York University College of Dentistry


WHY HE WAS NOMINATED:

After emigrating to the U.S. from Germany, Dr. Zhivago — who graced the cover of Incisal Edge’s Spring 2017 issue — studied dentistry at both NYU and Columbia. As a clinical assistant professor in the prosthodontics department at NYU Dental, he leads a course in digital dentistry and directs the curriculum for postgraduate prosthodontics.

PHILOSOPHY:

“The person cannot be replaced. We live in an increasingly digitized world, but there is no program or software able to match the care that is provided by one person to another.”