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012: “Just say, ‘No, I’m not going to do that, it’s pointless'” with Dr. Ivan Chicchon

Episode Highlights:

-All-on-4 prosthetic materials & his in-office workflow
-His new book: All-on-X
-Selecting the right CE course for your skill level
-Advice for new grads, both DDS and Prosth
-Work-Life balance
-How to talk about getting paid for your time and work
-Finding value in everything you do

Links (all hyperlinks available at

Course website:
Instagram: @Implant_Ninja

Courses offered by Implant Ninja:

The All-on-X Course
Restorative Implant Dentistry
Implant Surgery Fundamentals I
Implant Surgery Fundamentals II
Implant Surgery Fundamentals III

Purchase The All-on-X Handbook here:

Book Recommendations:

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
-Applicable to people looking to rent or start a new practice
-Geared towards people who are trying to work on their own terms

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
-Good ideas about not accepting the status quo
-Tips and tricks on how to change it


Dr. Ivan Chicchon was born in Lima, Peru and received his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of California-Davis and his doctor of dental surgery degree at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Ivan is a surgically trained prosthodontist. He is currently 8 months into building his start-up dental practice, Implant Ninja Dental Center, in Northern California centered around full arch dental implant solutions. With collaborators in instagram, he has published a popular step-by-step handbook for full-arch dental implant solutions, “The All-on-X Handbook”. When he’s not building up his practice, he teaches implant training courses ( and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and 14 month-old baby, Olivia.

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