About Dr. Parag Kachalia, DDS
Parag R. Kachalia, DDS, is the Director of Educational Development and Industry Relations for the Seattle Study Club. His primary charge is to focus on creation and dissemination of information for the new learner as well as to leverage synergies between industry partners and club members. In addition, he maintains a private practice in San Ramon, CA focused on restorative dentistry. He is also a former tenured Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of simulation, technology, and research, at the University of the Pacific.
In 2017 Dr. Kachalia was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry in the United States and in 2021 and 2022 he was selected as one of the 32 most influential people in dentistry. He is a published author and lectures extensively around the world in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, CAD/CAM technology, fixed prosthodontics, erosion, digital diagnostics, and an elevated patient experience. Dr. Kachalia acts a consultant for many dental materials/dental technology companies and helps guide product development. As a forward thinker, Dr Kachalia is frequently interviewed regarding his vision of dentistry’s future.
Throughout his career he has maintained a private practice geared toward restorative dentistry with his wife Dr. Charity Duncan. He believes his involvement in providing patient care as well as a role in academia has given him a unique balance that allows him to blend the best of both worlds.