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Kirk Pasquinelli, DDS


Dr. Kirk Pasquinelli received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry in 1982. He completed a one year general practice hospital based residency at Mount Zion Medical Center in 1983 and remained on the hospital dental and training staff an additional two years while also practicing restorative dentistry in San Francisco. He received his periodontal training at the University of Washington in Seattle graduating in 1987. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry from 1988 to 2002 and taught continuing dental education at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry from 1988 to 2000. Since 2004 he has been on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy in Foster City, California. Dr Pasquinelli continues to teach select groups nationally and internationally and has authored numerous articles in the periodontal and restorative dentistry literature. 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.

Awards

American Heart Association Student Research Fellow, 1977
AMES-NASA Student Research Associate, 1977
Dean's List, University of the Pacific, 1976-77-78
National Health Service Corp Grant, 1978-79-80
UCSF Dean's Certificate of Appreciation, 1979-80-81
University of California Regents Scholarship, 1981-82
The George A. Hughes Award for excellence in removable prosthodontics, 1982
The American Academy of Dental Radiology Award, 1982
California Dental Society Certificate of Appreciation, 1988,1989,1990,1994,1995,1997,1999, 2004
American Academy of Periodontology Certificate of Appreciation, 1992,1993,1994,1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

Professional Organizations

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Francisco Dental Society
American Academy of Periodontology
Committees of the Board of Trustees
Screening Commercial Messages 1994 to 1997, Chair 1995-96
Local Arrangements Subcommittee, Special Consultant 1995-96
Ad Hoc Committee on Guidelines for Commercial Messages, 1996
Western Society of Periodontology
California Society of Periodontology

Licensure

California State Dental Board
National Board of Dental Examiners

Teaching Experience

Teachers Assistant: Biochemistry, organic chemistry, and zoology
University of the Pacific, 1977-78

Summer Orientation Program, Instructor in biochemistry and operative dentistry
University of California at San Francisco, 1979

Recruitment and Retention Tutor
University of California at San Francisco, 1980-82

Instructor in pre-clinical removable prosthodontics
University of California at San Francisco, 1981-82

Instructor in general and hospital dentistry
Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, 1983-85

Instructor in undergraduate clinical periodontics
University of Washington, 1986-87

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Stomatology
University of California at San Francisco, 1988 to 2002
- Instructor in undergraduate clinical periodontics, 1988
- Lecturer in undergraduate clinical periodontics, 1988 to 1998
- Lecturer in graduate Restorative Dentistry 172B, 1988 to 2002
- Lecturer in graduate Periodontics 423.02, 1989 to 1993
- Co-Course director, Periodontics 182 - Multidisciplinary Care, 1992-93

Co-director periodontal section, Periodontal - Prosthetics Study Club,
University of the Pacific, San Francisco, Division of Continuing Education, 1988 to 1992

Lecturer in Periodontics, University of the Pacific: Advanced General Education in Dentistry Implant Program, 1995-2000.

Faculty/lecturer, Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA),
Foster City, CA, 2004 to present.

Research Experience

Behavior modification techniques to improve children’s' dental hygiene habits
University of the Pacific, Department of Psychology, 1976

Blood studies
AMES-NASA Research Center, Bio-medical Research Division, 1977

Antiarrhythmic drugs and animal surgery
Letterman Army Medical Center and Institute of Research, Department of Cardiology, 1977

Biochemistry
University of the Pacific, Department of Chemistry, 1978

Facial pain / TMJ Dysfunction
University of California Medical Center and San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical
Center, Departments of Oral Surgery, 1979-82

Osseointegrated implants
University of Washington, Department of Periodontics, 1985-86

Immunocytochemistry and microbiology
University of Washington, Department of Periodontics, 1986-87

Presentations

The Biochemistry of the Antigen - Antibody Complex, AMES-NASA Research Center, 1977

Arrhythmias and Antiarrhythmic Drugs, The American Heart Association, Davis, CA, 1977

Amiodarone, A New Cardiac Antiarrhythmic Drug, University of the Pacific, Departments of Biology and Chemistry, 1977

Penicillinase, University of the Pacific, Department of Chemistry, 1978

Local Anesthetics, University of the Pacific, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 1978

Structure of the Cell Wall, University of the Pacific, Department of Biology, 1978

Cellular Transport Mechanisms, University of the Pacific, Department of Biology, 1978

The Dental Uses of Local Anesthetics, Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, 1982

Dental Care for Patients Using Anticoagulant Drugs, Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Dentistry, 1982

Dental Care for the Terminal Dentition, Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Dentistry, 1982

Cosmetic Bonding Procedures, Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Continuing Dental Education, 1983

Fabrication of Provisional Restorations, Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center Continuing Dental Education, 1984

Periodontal and Restorative Dentistry Study Club, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry,
Division of Continuing Dental Education, San Francisco, CA, Annually 1988 to 1992

Restorative Control of Esthetic Problems: Adjunctive Periodontics, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, Napa, CA, 1989

Esthetic Treatment of the Anterior Maxilla - Ridge Augmentation, Forum for Periodontal Excellence, Laguna Nigel, CA, 1990

The Biologic Width and Crown Lengthening, Santa Rosa Restorative Study Club, Santa Rosa, CA, 1990

Periodontal Evaluation and Treatment Planning for the Partially Edentulous Patient, University of California at San Francisco,
Division of Continuing Dental Education, San Francisco, CA, 1990, 1992

Enhancing Anterior Ethetics - Combined Periodontal and Restorative Therapy, San Francisco Implant Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1990

Ridge Augmentation: Techniques to Enhance Aesthetic and Functional Results, The American Academy of
Periodontology 77th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 1991

Management of the Interdisciplinary Case, Marin County Dental Society, San Rafael, CA, 1992

Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient - A Study Club For the General Dentist, Special Section on Periodontics,

University of California at San Francisco, Division of Continuing Education, San Francisco, CA, 1992, 1993

The Ideal Smile: Adjunctive Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery, The American Academy of Periodontology 78th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 1992

The Ideal Smile: Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery, Redwood Dental Hygienists' Society, Tiburon, CA, 1994

Reconstructive Periodontal Surgery, Forum for Periodontal Excellence, Scottsdale, AR, 1994

Soft Tissue Reconstructive Surgery in the Anterior Maxilla, Periodontal Practice Development Network, San Mateo, CA, 1994

Anterior Esthetics: A Periodontal Perspective, Lugano Dental Society, and Lugano, Switzerland, 1994

The Ideal Smile: Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery, The Santa Clara Dental Society, San Jose, CA, 1994

The Ideal Smile: A Periodontal Perspective, Alameda County Dental Society, Oakland, CA, 1994

Esthetic Reconstructive Periodontal Surgery, The American Academy of Periodontology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1994

Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation, The American Academy of Periodontology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1994

The Periodontal-Restorative Interface: A Periodontal Perspective, San Francisco Dental Society,
New Member Study Club, San Francisco, CA, 1994

The Ideal Smile: A Periodontal Perspective, San Francisco Implant Study Club, San Francisco, CA, 1994

The Ideal Smile: A Periodontal Perspective, Berkeley Dental Society, Emeryville, CA, 1995

The Ideal Smile: A Periodontal Perspective, San Mateo Dental Society, Foster City, CA, 1995

Periodontal Esthetics, North Bay Treatment Planning Study Club, Novato, CA, 1995

The Histology of New Attachment Utilizing a Thick Autogenous Soft Tissue Graft:
A Case Report, The 5th International Symposium on Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Boston, MA, 1995.

Esthetic Reconstructive Periodontal Surgery: Root Coverage, The San Francisco Academy
for Advanced Dental Education, San Francisco, CA, 1995.

Esthetic Reconstructive Periodontal Surgery, The Saul Schluger Study Club, New Orleans, LA, 1996

Papillary Reconstruction, Periodontal Plastic Surgery Study Club, New Orleans, LA, 1996

Perio Process: A Guide to Clinical Periodontics for the Dental Team, UCSF CDE, San Francisco, CA, 1996

Periodontal - Restorative Interactions, Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment of Complex
Restorative Cases Study Club, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 1996

The Ideal Smile, San Francisco Orthodontic Study Club, San Francisco, CA, 1997

The Aesthetic Zone - Procedures to Enhance and Reconstruct the Anterior Peridontum,
California Society of Periodontist 14th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1997

Periodontal Plastic Surgery as an Adjunct to Comprehensive Esthetic Restorative Dentistry,
California Dental Association Scientific Session, San Francisco, CA, 1997

Basic Microsurgical Suturing Techniques, American Academy of Periodontology
83rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1997

Improving Esthetic Outcomes: Root Coverage, Ridge Augmentation and Ridge Preservation,
American Academy of Periodontology 1998 Periodontal and Restorative Conference: An Integrated Approach, Chicago, IL, 1998

The Ideal Smile – The Periodontal Restorative Interface,
Hawaii State Dental Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 1998

Periodontal Plastic Surgery, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontist, Sacramento, CA, 1998

Contemporary Osseous Surgery – Hands On Workshop, American Academy of Periodontolgy 85th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 1999

How Would You Treat This Recession Defect? – Round Table Interaction With The Experts,
American Academy of Periodontology 85th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 1999

Improving the Smile Line via Esthetic Periodontal Surgery, American Academy of
Periodontology 85th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 1999

Periodontics for the Restorative Dental Team, California Dental Association
Scientific Session, San Francisco, CA, 1999

Periodontics for the Restorative Dentist, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, 20th Annual
Dr. Nathan A. Styrt Excellence in Dental Education Seminar, Los Angeles, CA, 2000 (6 hours)

Developing the Optimal Esthetic Result, General Session, American Academy of
Periodontology 86th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2000 (1.5 hours)

Periodontics for the Restorative Dental Team UCSF CDE, San Francisco, CA, 2000 (6 hours)

Connective Tissue Grafting Techniques, The San Francisco Academy for Advanced
Dental Education, San Francisco, CA, 2001 (1 hour)

Periodontal Plastic Surgery As An Adjunct to Esthetic Restorative Dentistry,
Berkeley Dental Society, Berkeley, CA, 2001 (2 hours)

Periodontal Plastic Surgery As An Adjunct to Esthetic Restorative Dentistry,
Santa Clara Dental Society, San Jose, CA, 2001 (2 hours)

Periodontal Plastic Surgery, UCSF 100th Annual Dental Alumni Meeting,
San Francisco, CA, 2002 (3 hours)

Periodontics for the Restorative Dental Team, San Francisco Dental Society
Spring Scientific Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 2002 (6 hours)

Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation, American Academy of Periodontology,
2002 Specialty Conference, Chicago, IL, 2002 (1 hour)

Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation for the Restorative Dentist, Santa Clara County Dental Society,
San Jose, CA. 2003 (2 hours)

Periodontal Considerations For The Restorative Dentist, Academy of Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry,
Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003 (6 hours)

Combining Multiple Procedures to Achieve Esthetic Outcomes, American Academy of Periodontology
in Conjunction with the Japanese Society of Periodontology, San Francisco, CA, 2003 (1.5 hours)

Periodontal Surgery to Maximize Esthetics, Central Valley Dental Forum, Fresno, CA, 2003 (6 hours)

A Periodontal Perspective on Dental Esthetics, Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics,
Monterey, CA, 2004 (1 hour)

Periodontal and Implant Procedures to Enhance Esthetic Outcomes, California Dental Association,
Fall Scientific Session, San Francisco, CA, 2004 (2 hours)

Esthetic Procedures for the Periodontal Surgeon, Interdisciplinary Dental
Education Academy, Foster City, CA, 2004 (36 hours)

Oral Plastic Surgery Procedures to Achieve Optimal Esthetics, General Session
American Academy of Periodontology, 90th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2004 (1 hour)

Periodontal and Implant Procedures to Enhance Esthetic Outcomes, California Dental Association,
Spring Scientific Session, Anaheim, CA, 2005 (6 hours)

Esthetic Procedures for the Periodontal Surgeon, Interdisciplinary Dental
Education Academy, Foster City, CA, 2005 (36 hours)

Periodontal and Implant Procedures to Enhance Esthetic Outcomes, San Joaquin Dental Society,
General membership meeting, Lodi, CA, 2005 (8 hours)

Esthetic Procedures for the Periodontal Surgeon, Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy,
Foster City, CA, 2006 (36 hours)

A Periodontal Perspective on Dental Esthetics, Santa Rosa Seminars,
Santa Rosa, CA 2006 (3 hours)

Periodontal Plastic Surgery and Implant Procedures to Enhance Esthetic Outcomes,
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 22nd Annual Scientific Session, San Diego, CA 2006 (3 hours)

Save or Extract the Tooth in the Esthetic Zone, General Session, American Academy of
Periodontology 92nd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA 2006 (1 hour)

Interdisciplinary Esthetics, Alameda County Dental Society, Oakland, CA 2006 (2 hours)

Implants in the Esthetic Zone, Implant supported restorations that blend into the natural
esthetics of a patient’s smile present unique clinical challenges. This presentation will
discuss the biologic and anatomic foundations of esthetics as well as numerous surgical approaches
for implant placement that will maximize cosmetic success. Cases will be shown that illustrate
the interdisciplinary nature of restorations in the esthetic zone.

Periodontics & Implants for the Esthetic Dental Team, Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia 2007 (8.5 hours)

Periodontal and Implant Procedures to Enhance Esthetic Outcomes, California Dental Society, Anaheim, CA 2007 (2.5 hours)

Periodontal and Implant Procedures to Enhance Esthetic Outcomes, Seattle, Washington 2007

Periodontal and Implant Procedures to Enhance Esthetic Outcomes, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry,
Colorado Springs, CO 2007 (.76 hours)

Publications

Engel, D. L., Pasquinelli, K. L., Leone, S. A., Moncla, B. J., Nielson, K. D., Rabinovitch, P. S.:
Abnormal Lymphocyte Profiles and Leukotriene B4 Status in a Patient with Crohn's Disease and Severe Periodontitis.
Journal of Periodontology 59: 841, 1988

Pasquinelli, K. L.: The Histology of New Attachment Utilizing a Thick Autogenous Soft
Tissue Graft: A Case Report, The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, 15: 249, 1995

Pasquinelli, K. L.: Periodontal Plastic Surgery, Journal of the California Dental Association, 27: 597, 1999

Kao, R.T., Pasquinelli, K.L., Thick vs. Thin Gingival Tissue: A Key Determinate in Tissue Response to Disease
and Restorative Treatment, Journal of the California Dental Association, July 2002

Clinic Information
Address:

450 Sutter Street, Suite 1314
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.781.7147
Fax: 415.781.5638



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