Meet The Innovative Dental Concepts Team
Dr. Parag R. Kachalia is the former vice chair of simulation, technology, and research, at the University of the Pacific. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Kachalia is also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. In addition, he is a researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental technology, digital diagnostics, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, and financial management.
In 2017 Dr. Kachalia was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry in the United States. He has lectured internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, CAD/CAM technology, fixed prosthodontics, treatment planning, erosion, and digital diagnostics. Dr. Kachalia acts as a consultant for many dental materials/dental technology companies and helps guide product development. In addition, he serves as a clinical evaluator for Kinra Dental Value Brands where he and five other evaluators streamline the buying process for dental professionals by reviewing and presenting products with high value. As a forward thinker, Dr. Kachalia is frequently interviewed regarding his vision of dentistry’s future.
Dr. Parag Kachalia 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.
In his spare time, Dr. Kachalia enjoys traveling with his wife and his son. As a family, they make it a point to travel to at least one country outside North America every year, so that they can experience different cultures and truly understand the world. In addition to traveling, Dr. Kachalia enjoys golf and photography.
Dr. Duncan spent the first five years of her career with a dual role as an educator and practitioner. In early 2008 Drs. Kachalia and Duncan were blessed with the birth of their first child. Now Dr. Duncan plays a dual role as a mother and a practitioner. She maintains a practice philosophy that focuses on educating her patients. She believes that individuals can improve their oral health when they are properly informed and takes the stance that health care is a partnership between patient and provider. This philosophy is most evident in her treatment of her pediatric patients. As a mother herself, she believes she can partner with the parents of her pediatric patients to achieve lifelong oral health. When Dr. Duncan is not treating patients or caring for her son you will see her on the streets and trails of San Ramon running.