FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 19, 2022
Seattle Study Club Names Dr Parag Kachalia Chief Clinical Officer
Kirkland, Wash—Seattle Study Club, an international network of dental professionals, announced today the appointment of Dr Parag Kachalia as chief clinical officer. He has served as the director of educational development and industry relations for the last two years, where he created information for new learners and leveraged synergies between industry partners and club members. In this new role, Parag will focus on providing club members with clinically relevant content that will help them improve patient care and strengthen their businesses.
“We are excited to see Parag’s new commitment, expertise and vision at work. He has incredible energy, and the Seattle Study Club community is going to benefit tremendously from his work to keep all of us at the forefront of industry changes,” said Brian Bussey, chief executive officer. “Parag has fantastic ideas that will better connect our clubs, broaden our reach, and create even better educational opportunities.”
Parag is a former tenured associate professor and vice chairman of simulation, technology and research at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. In 2017, he was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry in the U.S., and in 2021 and 2022 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. Parag acts as a consultant for many dental materials/technology companies and helps guide product development. As a forward thinker, he is frequently interviewed regarding his vision of dentistry’s future. He maintains a private practice in San Ramon, Calif., focused on restorative dentistry.
“In deciding to take on this role, it was important to me that I maintain a role in private practice, as well as presenting to our clubs, so I can continue to experience firsthand how dentistry is evolving. This experience is critical in developing programs that positively impact our members in their practice journey,” said Parag Kachalia. “I am most excited about helping our global Seattle Study Club community be at the forefront of dentistry.”
About Seattle Study Club
Seattle Study Club, founded in 1992 by Dr Michael Cohen, is an international network of dental professionals motivated to further their knowledge and provide a higher level of comprehensive care for their patients. There are more than 250 affiliated study clubs in the network located all over the world. Each club meets regularly for interactive educational programs, discussion of the latest developments in dentistry, and presentations by world-renowned clinical speakers. These meetings provide a forum for each member doctor to evaluate and plan cases by drawing on the collective knowledge of the entire group. The network cultivates knowledge, understanding, collaboration and camaraderie, impacting the way dentistry is practiced worldwide.