Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia
TODS Featured Speaker – Dr. Parag Kachaglia
Digital Dentistry…Are We There Yet? Current Trends In CAD/CAM Dentistry
Friday October 25, 2013 1:30pm – 4:30pm
The world of dentistry is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Practitioners are being bombarded with advertisements claiming that digital dentistry is here and that the analog methodologies we are accustomed to are fading away. The course will take a critical look at the current world of dental technologies as it relates to the restorative arena with close attention to the current marketplace of digital impressioning units and chair side restorative milling systems. While examining the in-office CAD/CAM technologies you will also get an overview of lab-based technologies that allow dentists to offer new restorative materials without a large investment. This course will allow practitioners to understand the future of digital dentistry and realize their own interests.
At the conclusion of the course participants will:
• Understand the evolution of CAD/CAM dentistry over the last 5 years.
• Understand the pros and cons of the major in-office CAD/CAM technologies in the marketplace.
• Understand the financial impact of investing in CAD/CAM technology.
• Be given strategies to manage incorporation of these new technologies into clinical practice.
Dr. Parag R. Kachalia is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Simulation, Technology and Research and is a team leader within the University of the Pacific’s prestigious complex and aesthetic rehabilitation program. He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association’s leadership institute, researcher, as well as 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 and clinical evaluator for Catapult Elite, the dental industry’s premier speakers bureau. Dr. Kachalia 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.
Dr. Kachalia’s goal is to provide an education experience for your group in a non-intimidating format that focuses on the realities of everyday practice versus the glory cases. Presentations tend to be rich in multimedia and encourage participation from the audience versus simply being lectured to. He offers half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures. All topics can be customized to the specific interests of the group and many topics can be paired with a hands-on workshop.