DDS | University of Niš School of Medicine, Niš, Serbia
PhD | University of Niš School of Medicine, Niš, Serbia
Rade D. Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD is a tenured professor and director of the Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics (HCBB). He holds the Ralph C. Cooley, DDS, Distinguished Professorship in Biomaterials, an endowment created by world-renowned heart surgeon Denton A. Cooley, MD.
Dr. Paravina has authored/co-edited four books including the most recent: Color in Dentistry – A Clinical Guide to Predictable Esthetics (Quintessence Publishing 2017), 15 book chapters, two software programs, one educational CD and more than 250 other peer-reviewed publications (including articles and abstracts). As of November 2018, his work has been cited 1500+ times on Scopus and 3500+ times on Google scholar.
Dr. Paravina designed and/or developed several dental products and tests. Together with Vita Zahnfabrik, he designed two shade guides, Linearguide 3D Master and Bleachedguide 3D Master. He has developed Dental Color Matcher, a free online educational and training program for esthetic dentistry, and the scientific protocol for evaluating the "chameleon effect" of dental materials.
Dr. Paravina is founder and past president of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD). He is a recipient of the 2011 E. B. Clark Award, the SCAD Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2014 Jerome M. and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He is Director in the Executive Council of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), and fellow of AAED, SCAD and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). He serves as associate editor of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, editor of its permanent bi-annual issue on color and appearance, and editorial board member for the Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Clinical Oral Investigations, Journal of Prosthodontics, International Journal of Prosthodontics, and the American Journal of Dentistry.
Dr. Paravina lectures nationally and internationally on various topics associated with color and appearance in esthetic dentistry.