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Dr. Payam Goudarzi

Raquel RozdolskiYears in dentistry:

Dental School: University at Buffalo school of Dental Medicine

Goudarzi Dental in Johnson City, NY

I am a general dentist practicing family dentistry for the last 27 years in southern tier of New York State. After graduating from dental school and a completing a one year AEGD at Syracuse Community Health Center I returned to my home town and started to practice as an associate in a private practice and eventually opened my first practice 2000.

Why did you join NYSDA?
After conversations with number of colleagues I realized the importance of organized dentistry and the value of speaking as one voice when it comes to issues that are important to our profession and our future.

How long have you been a NYSDA Member?
26 years 

What advice do you have for dental students or new dentists?

I think we are at a point where our profession and colleagues are facing many challenges. Whether it is insurance companies, government agencies, staffing shortages, or the changing landscape of dental practices, such as the growth of large group practices and DSO's. Our younger colleagues are also facing financial burdens from student loans and starting or joining a practice.
I encourage our dental students and our new dentist to get involved in organized dentistry and to join ADA, NYSDA, and their local dental society to become the voice and leaders of our profession and address the various challenges facing dentistry today.
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