Dr. Parag R. Kachalia, is the former vice chairman 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, digital diagnostics, and generational marketing. Dr. Kachalia acts a consultant for many dental materials/dental technology companies and helps guide product development. Dr. Kachalia is also a member of the Seattle Study Club Speakers Bureau and 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. 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.
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.