Dr. Paul Zhivago received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry where he also completed his education as a Prosthodontist. He then trained at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine as a surgical and an implant fellow.
He is a board certified Prosthodontist specialized in Esthetic, Restorative, and Implant Dentistry and lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of Digital Dentistry.
Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry and teaches the digital dentistry course for the Post Graduate Prosthodontic Department.
He was nominated in 2017 for the Edison Award and also voted in 2017 as one of the 40 Best Dentists under 40 years in the United States for his innovations in the field of digital dentistry and open workflows in CAD/CAM.
As a prosthodontics resident he was awarded with the Panadent Teaching Award and won the Resident Award at the Annual World Series Conference based on his presentation regarding digital dentistry.
He developed unique workflows in restorative and implant dentistry to deliver a customized result for his patients with the help of digital dentistry.
He can model any shape and form of every restoration to match it to every individual existing facial feature of his patients to achieve a more natural and beautiful smile that is in sync with each individual and does not lose the human aspect of creativity and emotion in 3 dimensions.
His in-depth knowledge to operate digital data and his expertise in 3D design allows him to utilize modern tools of contemporary dentistry to individualize restorations for every possible case independent of any specific predetermined workflows in order to customize every case to the specific patient he treats.
He always strives to get to the next level of this profession to be able to provide the best care for his patients. This is reflected in his extensive training in the US and Europe.
He is a member of American Dental Association and the American College of Prosthodontics and Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.