Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
This is a long conversation between Evert en Clifford Yudelman as they discuss his arc in private practice, the influence of his dad ,love, money and Cape Town. There are a few gems for younger dentists to decide how they want to setup their practice and what to look out for when they make agreements with employers. It is always great listening to guys that have practiced the world over and still decide to lay their roots down finally in South Africa.
Here is a summary from his website optismile “After graduating at University of Witwatersrand Dental School in 1983, I went on to practice in London, UK for 4 years while taking my California Board exams.
In 1986 I relocated to San Diego, California and after working in a group practice for a short time I purchased a lovely family dental practice in a beach community very similar to Sea Point.
I travelled far and wide and fell in love with Australia, and in 2002 I sold my practice and moved to Perth, Australia.
After trying to learn kite surfing I decided that dentistry was a better option for me and I started a practice in a small shopping centre in Nedlands.
I became an avid road cyclist and in 2014 completed The 3 Peak Challenge, a grueling one day race that covers 250 KM and over 5000 meters of vertical climbing. It took 11 hours of non-stop pedaling. A month later I successfully completed another 250 KM race called The 3 Dams Challenge.
In spite of all this adventure, my family lives in South Africa and after returning 4 times between September 2013 and May 2014, I made up my mind to return to my first love way back from school days, family and country of birth.
In November 2014 I moved back to South Africa permanently.
After looking for premises I found the perfect location for a dental practice in the Point Mall in Sea Point. Three ocean facing chairs with coastal views to Robben Island and beyond. After working with 4 different designers to get the relaxing peaceful look and feel right, I spent 7 months building my dream practice, complete with all of the latest state of the art dental equipment.”
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