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ADA Member Profile of the Month: Interview with Dr. Paul Ganjian

 
 Doctors and brothers, Benjamin and Paul Ganjian. Dr. Paul Ganjian is a fourteen-year member of the ADA. 
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Paul Ganjian, D.D.S.
New York , NY
ADA member for 14 years

How many years have you been an ADA member?
14

Briefly describe your practice.
General practice partnering with my brother. Located in upper west side New York. I emphasize restorative dentistry and my brother emphasizes more on implantology. We do have two associates which specialize in Pedodontics and Orthodontics respectively.

What generation dentist are you?
Third

What's the most-often asked question from your patients?
How does it feel practicing with your brother?
   
What is the most interesting thing that has happened or you've done as a dental professional?
Diagnosed a patient with cancer and was caught at the right time.

Why did you choose dentistry as a profession?
Ability to deliver care and be innovative.

What's the most difficult challenge you've faced in your practice?
Delivering quality care while being a panel dentist on HMO's.

Name one unique thing on a wall in your clinic or displayed in your waiting room.
Framed first day issue of ADA 100th anniversary.

What is/was the most challenging aspect of dental school?
Completing a full-time medical curriculum while being a dental student as well.

What would you be doing if you weren't a dentist?
Architect

Name/describe your favorite CE course taken in the past two years.
Maxicourse in dental implantology.

What do you do to relax?
Carpentry

What is the most daring thing you've done in your lifetime?
Start a dental practice from scratch.

What are you most proud of?
Ability to be independent and practice dentistry the way I want.

What is the last book you've read or are currently reading?
Behind the Shadow of a Man

How do you deal with stress?
Travel and spend time with family.

Where is your favorite vacation spot or activity?
Europe and love to shop in Europe.

What are your hobbies?
Carpentry, Digital Graphics and Photography.

Who is your favorite singer or musical group?
Enya

What do you do for exercise?
Jogging

Name one thing you have in your home from your childhood.
My bar mitzva watch.

Name the last movie you saw.
Coming to America with Borat

Name your favorite movie.
Godfather

Whom do you admire?
My father

Who has most influenced your life?
My parents

What musical instrument do you play?
Piano

What's your favorite Web search engine?
Google

What concerns you about the future?
My health

Any words of advice?
An unexamined life is not worth living.

Anything else you'd like to mention?
To be a good dentist is very challenging. We as a profession do not give ourselves enough credit.