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Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

Thursday, November ​14, 2019

  • Predictable Posterior Ceramics: A Detailed Look at Ceramic Dentistry Today
  • Ten Things That Will Help My General Practice, Without Breaking the Bank: Overview of New Technologies with a Clear ROI

Predictable Posterior Ceramics: A Detailed Look at Ceramic Dentistry Today

Supported, in part, by KavoKerr, GC America

8:00 AM - ​11:​30 ​AM | 3 CDE
Educational Method: Lecture
Subject: Restorative
Recommended for: Dentists, Assistants, Dental Technicians

Fee: $15 | $25 after Oct. 17
Event ​Code: T05

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 

  • Gain an understanding of the advances in ceramic dentistry over the last five years.
  • Understand preparation design as it relates to new ceramics in the marketplace.
  • Understand the pros and cons of various ceramic systems as it relates to clinical decision making.
  • Be knowledgeable in proper cementation technique specific to each ceramic system.

The world of posterior metal-ceramic dentistry has had a good track record; however, new ceramic materials in the marketplace may ultimately serve as a predictable alternative for these restorations. The course will look at specific materials, proper preparation design, and a decision tree as to when all ceramic material should be considered in the posterior dentition. 


Ten Things That Will Help My General Practice, Without Breaking the Bank: Overview of New Technologies with a Clear ROI

Supported, in part, by KavoKerr, GC America

1:00 ​PM - 4:​30 PM | 3 CDE
Educational Method: Lecture
Subject: Practice Management/Technology
Recommended for: Entire Staff

Fee: $15 | $25 after Oct. 17
Event Code: T18

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify key technological advances that will aid your practice on Monday morning.
  • Learn strategies to immediately implement the use of newly purchased technology.
  • Learn strategies to use technology as a distinguishing factor from the practice down the street.
  • Gain an understanding of how technology investment can lead to a decrease in overall staff costs.​

This course will look at current advances that will aid the average general practice. This presentation will concentrate on technologies and materials that will improve efficiency, delivery of care, patient experience, and/or practice management. Advances that require an investment of $5,000 or less, yet generate a measurable return on investment, will be the focus.


​Speaker Bio: Dr. Parag R. Kachalia is an Associate Professor; the Vice Chair of Simulation, Technology and Research; and a team leader within the University of the Pacific’s prestigious complex and esthetic rehabilitation program. He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association’s leadership institute, a researcher, and a published author in the areas of dental technology, digital diagnostics, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, and financial management. He has lectured internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, CAD/CAM technology, fixed prosthodontics, treatment planning, erosion, and diagnostic technologies.

Dr. Kachalia acts a consultant for many dental materials/dental technology companies and helps guide product development. He is a member of the Pride Technology Leadership Council and is frequently interviewed in regards to his vision of dentistry’s future. Throughout his time in academia he has maintained a private practice geared toward restorative dentistry with his wife and fellow Pacific alum, Dr. Charity Duncan. He believes his continual 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. Financial Relationship - none reported

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