While Dr. Kachalia was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he has lived in the greater Bay Area since the age of two. He attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose and then went onto the University of California at Davis where he graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. After completing his bachelor's degree he returned to the Bay Area to earn his doctorate at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Upon graduation from the School of Dentistry, Dr. Kachalia was asked to become a member of its prestigious faculty. Over the last ten years he has dedicated himself to providing comprehensive patient care as well as educating dental students and practicing dentists. 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 esthetic 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. Dr. Kachalia is a member of the Pride Technology Leadership Council and is frequently interviewed in regards to his vision of dentistry's future. He believes that his dual role as a practitioner and as an educator has given him a solid foundation to provide the best that dentistry has to offer. While he is a general dentist he has a particular passion for cosmetic as well as children's dentistry and has received awards in both arenas. As a resident of San Ramon, Dr. Kachalia is excited about the opportunity to build a trusting relationship with you, your family, and the community in the years to come and looks forward to serving your needs.
When you have dental concerns, you need to turn to a dentist who listens and responds…an experienced dentist who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs…a caring dentist who counsels you on the best ways to not only maintain, but improve your oral health.
Dr. Kachalia and Dr. Duncan are passionate about providing quality care and have assembled a team of trained professionals that are dedicated to providing you and your family the individualized attention that you deserve. Most recently they have introduced an array of amenities including headphones, eye masks, and neck pillows to help make your experience more comfortable. We work with you individually to understand your concerns and treat you like a member of their family. We also understand that your time is precious and we do everything in our power to see all of our patients on time. We adhere strictly to a one patient at a time philosophy, so that you get the personalized attention you deserve.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of California, Davis
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
University of The Pacific / School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 2001
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Kachalia has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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