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In May, 2014
Dr. Ziv Simon, a periodontist and surgical specialist, was presenting one of his many workshops for general dental practitioners. He was demonstrating procedures that dentists can incorporate so that they develop a sharper eye for diagnosis and not have to refer business out of their practices. One participant in particular was extremely impressed— not only by Dr. Simon’s skill sets and extensive knowledge, “but by his humility, caring and generosity of spirit.”
That participant was Dr. Rashad Riman, a general dentist, who, it turns out, had a practice four blocks away from Dr. Simon, in Beverly Hills, California— where, it’s fair to say, the level of patient expectations and discernment is like no place else on earth.
The two doctors met that day and realized just how much they had in common: a passion for their professions, a love of learning, the courage to try new things, a well-traveled background, and a strong desire to create a more positive fellowship throughout the dental community and do some good in the world.
Never mind that Dr. Simon was from Israel and Dr. Riman was from Lebanon. In fact, all the better.
Shortly after their meeting, they began talking about the lack of quality, accessible training for dentists who are serious about learning and taking their practice to the next level.
“I found many of the specialists and academics didn’t want to share their knowledge; they’d rather not have general dentists privy to the procedures they were doing and the techniques they were using. There has been this mystique that certain procedures, no matter how easy, are reserved only for specialists and only for those who were going to go to a university to formally study and become a specialist,” explains Dr. Riman.
“The truth is, the more we know as dentists, the more confidently and effectively – and comprehensively—we can serve our patients,” he says.
Inspired by the prospect of opening up areas of knowledge and training for general practitioners worldwide, Drs. Simon and Riman got to work creating an online learning environment specifically for dentists who wish to strengthen their skill sets, increase their confidence, learn surgical procedures and grow their practice.
Dr. Simon explains, “Surgical Master is revolutionizing the way that continuing education for dentists is handled. We are delivering the game-changing knowledge and skill sets that dentist need to learn in order to elevate their practices and serve their patients at the highest levels. That creates more empowered dentists, more fulfilling and profitable practices, and more satisfied patients. In doing so, we’ve also developed a very positive fellowship of dentists here. It’s a supportive community of peers helping each other succeed, rather than seeing each other as a threat.”
Dr. Riman adds, “We believe in democratizing knowledge because there is plenty of work to go around.”
Next stop: Peace in the Middle East : )
Today Surgical Master is the fastest growing online dental community in the world,
offering 20+ courses to 800+ dentists around the globe,
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ZIV SIMON, DMD, MSc
FOUNDER OF SURGICALMASTER
With an insatiable appetite for learning and growing, Dr. Simon conducted advanced research on bone engineering and dental implants. He relocated to the United States and founded the Beverly Hills Multidisciplinary Dental Study Group and served as director of the Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry.
RASHAD RIMAN, DDS
FOUNDER OF SURGICALMASTER
A dentist, inventor, artist and perfectionist, Dr. Riman has a humanistic and holistic approach to cosmetic dental dentistry that has endeared him to his patients, and has helped grow his practice rapidly.