Rade Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD
Rade D. Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD is Director of Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics (HCBB) and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS Distinguished Professor in Biomaterials at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He has authored/co-edited two books, two software programs, one educational CD, and more than 170 other peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Paravina designed/developed several dental products and tests including two shade guides, Linearguide 3D Master and Bleachedguide 3D Master, Dental Color Matcher – a free educational and training program for esthetic dentistry, and the scientific protocol for evaluating "chameleon effect" of dental materials. Dr. Paravina is Founder and Past President of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD). He serves as Editor of the Journal of Color and Appearance in Dentistry, a permanent semi-annual supplement to Journal of Dentistry, and editorial board member for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Prosthodontics, Clinical Oral Investigations, Journal of Dentistry, and the American Journal of Dentistry. Dr. Paravina lectures nationally and internationally on various topics associated with color and appearance in esthetic dentistry.