Dr. Kirk Pasquinelli received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry (UCSF). He completed a general practice hospital-based residency at Mount Zion Medical Center and remained on the hospital dental and training staff while also practicing restorative dentistry in San Francisco. He received his periodontal training at the University of Washington in Seattle.
He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Division of Graduate Prosthodontics and has taught continuing dental education at both UCSF and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He is on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy as well as the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education.
Dr. Pasquinelli continues to teach select groups nationally and internationally and has authored numerous articles in periodontal and restorative dentistry literature. He is a consultant for the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry as well as the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
Since 1988, Dr. Pasquinelli has maintained a private practice in downtown San Francisco dedicated to periodontics, esthetic and pre-prosthetic oral surgery, as well as dental implants.
Dental implants :
Dental implants are an ideal solution for missing teeth. But how do they work? Dr. Pasquinelli and Dr. Olivares are here to answer all your questions regarding this life changing procedure.
Your natural tooth consists of a root hidden below the gum line and your tooth that sits on top of the root. A dental implant consists of the same components but with a slight difference. The root of the implant is made of state-of-the-art titanium, a biocompatible material that naturally bonds with your jaw bone. Once the implant is placed then a custom-made crown is placed on top to restore your chewing and speaking capabilities.
Dr. Pasquinelli and Dr. Olivares have enjoyed advanced training, allowing them to perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. They work alongside oral and maxillofacial surgeons and your restorative dentist.