Dental Staff

Pankaj Narkhede BDS, DDS, MDS, FAAID (Honored)

Pankaj Narkhede BDS, DDS, MDS is committed to excellence and dedicated to providing the highest level of care & service with “A Passion For Perfection". He is very well known for his exceptional knowledge, artistic gentle hands, and creativity.

Lake Forest Dentist Serving Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, Irvine, Newport Beach, And Ladera Ranch.

“Quality of always telling the truth”


30 Years of Experience

Dr. Narkhede followed his father’s footsteps and started his dental education in 1980. Dr. Pankaj Narkhede has been practicing Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Dental Implants and Reconstructive Surgeries for over 29 years. Dr. Narkhede is one of the few doctors who specializes in both surgical and prosthetic phases of Implant Therapy to his patients.

He also provides General Dentistry with a touch of a specialist. This office has a reputation of dental procedures performed with exceptionally high quality - we do not cut corners.

He believes in the concept:  “Do it Once – Do it Right”

He was appointed on public demand by the Dept of Health (referred by the Governor's office) to manage complicated cases from all over Southern California.


Awards

On October 23, 2010, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Dr. Narkhede was recognized as "Honored Fellow" through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. AAID is one of the largest organizations that govern Implant Dentistry in the world.

Dr. Narkhede was amongst the 6 BEST dentists around the world to be recognized with this award.

This recognition was given to those individuals who have very highly distinguished themselves and their colleagues through professional, clinical, research and academic endeavors...

  • Honorary Fellow, ASMU-I; Fellow of the International Academy of Shape Memory Alloy For Medical Use, Japan. Shape Memory Alloy (Ni-Ti) is presently used in Orthopedics, Endodontics, Orthodontics & Implant Dentistry.  1993
  • Gold Medal, Dr. P.S. Dastoor Memorial Award, in Dental Anatomy.   1983
  • Gold Medal, Dr. Peter Souza Carderio Memorial Award, in Prosthetic Dentistry.  1985
  • Dr. Jimmy N. D. Award, To be the First in Bombay University, in Prosthetic Dentistry.  1985
  • “Vijay Shree Award”, a national award for the outstanding achievements in the field of Implant Dentistry in India & abroad, New Delhi. 1992
  • Name included in the directory of "PROMINENT PERSONALITIES OF INDIA", a publication from New Delhi.  1993 - 1994
  • “Glory of India (International) Award,” a national award for the outstanding achievements in the field of Implant Dentistry in India & abroad.
  • “National Excellence Award”, a national award for the outstanding achievements in the field of Implant Dentistry in India, New Delhi. 1992
  • “Vikas Ratna Award”, a national award for the outstanding achievements in the field of Implant Dentistry in India, New Delhi. Implant Dentistry in India, New Delhi.1992

Education

Dr. Narkhede received his degree in Dental Surgery California Dental Boards DDS Credentials from UCLA. By giving special examinations held in the United Sates. This examination grants Dentist with a D.D.S. Degree after the State Board to practice Dentistry iin the Country. It is conducetd by the California Dental Boards. This is by far one of the toughest exams conducted in the US, with the applicants facing a huge amount of pressure in the ordeal to succeed in this exam. It basically proves that the Doctor is proficient & qualified enough to skip school.  (BDS) prestigious Bombay University in 1985 with honors and received his Master's Degree (MDS) in Prosthodontics in 1989 with honors. He is one of the early pioneers to embrace Implant Dentistry (1986), amongst the very few who perform surgical and prosthetic phases of Implant therapy to his patients.

He is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Chicago (1990) and an Honorary Fellow of I-ASMU, Japan in 1993 (youngest in the world)

Honored Fellow, AAID (2010), amongst the 6 Dentists in the world. Elected for his outstanding achievements in the filed of Implant Dentistry.


Teacher

LECTURES
Paper presented in Indian Prosthodontic Society Conference, "A review on the possibilities of applying bio-electric phenomenon for the promotion of osteogenesis in relation to implants.” Bombay, India. Paper presented at the 1st South Asian Dental Congress and 45th Indian Dental Conference, Bombay. "A possibilities of applying external electrical stimulation for the promotion of osteogenesis in relation to implants."

Paper presented "A case of mandibular complete arch porcelain fused to metal fixed bridge totally supported by one stage osteo-loc plate form implants" during the 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Chicago USA Paper presented, "Bone formation in association with certain bioelectric phenomena" during the 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Chicago, USA On Panel of Endosteal Implantology, during the 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Chicago, USA

  • Speaker and clinician, during the 1st International Conference on Oral Implantology held in New Bombay under the auspices Indian Academy of Implant Dentistry.
  • Invited speaker -  "Bone formation in association with certain bio electric phenomena" during the 1st National Conference on Oral Implantology under the auspices Indian Society of Oral Implantologists.
  • Invited speaker - "Features of Weiss Implant Systems" on during the 1st National Conference on Oral Implantology under the auspices of the Indian Society of Oral Implantologists.
  • Invited speaker "Subperiosteal implants" during the 1st National Conference on Oral Implantology under the auspices Indian Society of Oral Implantologists.
  • Invited as a Guest Speaker and implant clinician during the 1st Central Zone & 13th M.P. State Dental Conference held at Indore.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker on Implantology during the Gujarat State Dental Conference held at Jamnagar.
  • Invited speaker "My Clinical Cases in India" during the 10th Anniversary meeting of  International - Acadamy of Shape Memory Alloy for Medical Use held on in Nagoya, Japan.
  • Key Note Speaker during the World Congress V organized by the Pan-Pacific Asian  Committee in Goa, India. Title "Selection and Uses of Bone Substitute Materials".
  • Invited Guest Speaker & Clinician, for the XIV M. P. State Dental Conference held in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Table Clinics presented on “Use of Blades & Subperiosteal Implants” during the 3rd  International Congress of Oral Implantology held in Bombay.

COURSES CONDUCTED
Oral Implant  Surgical seminar conducted by Dr. Charles Weiss, USA and myself at Nanavati Hospital, Bombay, India. First of a kind in India. This seminar created an awareness of Implant Dentistry in India. Clinician and Course Coordinator for the Clinical Hands-On Course conducted by Dr. Charles Weiss, USA and myself in Bangalore, India. First of such a kind conducted in the world.

One day seminar with surgical demonstration conducted in Madras (Chennai), India.

Two-day seminar with surgical demonstration conducted in Bangalore, India.

Course Coordinator, for Fraitec Implant in Amsterdam. Offered as the consultant for HA coating on Implants. Course conducted, during the 1st International Conference on Oral Implantology.


Researcher

Original research work in the field of Advanced Implantology:
"A histological evaluation of the effect of electrical stimulation on osteogenic changes following placement of blade-vent implants in the mandible of rabbits."

For the first time, a project of such a kind was developed along with a technique introduced to insert an implant in the jaw (dentary) of a rabbit.

This happened for the first time in the world.
Submitted as a thesis to the University of Bombay and AAID, Chicago. Research work carried out under the guidance of: Dr. A. K. Barua, Bombay; Dr. Jack Lemons; Chairman, University of Alabama, USA; Dr. Angelo Chiarenza, Researcher, Long Islands, USA; Dr. Charles M. Weiss, President, Research & Development, New York, USA; This device with similar principles is presently used in orthopedics today.


Leader

POSITIONS - PRESENT

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Oral Implantology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Chicago, USA.

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS - PAST

  • Vice President, 5th I-ASMU meeting held in Seoul, Korea in September 1997 (Youngest in the History)
  • “Founder & Past President” Indian Academy of Implant Dentistry  1991-1996(Youngest in the History.
  • President, 3rd International Conference on Oral Implantology under the auspices Indian Academy of Implant Dentistry held in Bombay.  May 24-25, 1996 (Youngest in the History)
  • "President" for the World Congress V; 5th International Implant Symposium by Pan-Pacific and Asian Committee held in Goa, India. September 3-4, 1994  (Youngest in the History)
  • Secretary General, 3rd International Academy of Shape Memory Alloy for Medical  Use. (I-ASMU),  Japan.  (Youngest in the History)
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee during the 1st International Conference on Oral Implantology held in New Bombay under the auspices Indian Academy of Implant Dentistry.  May 23-25, 1993
  • President, for the 1st International Conference on Oral Implantology held in New Bombay under the auspices Indian Academy of Implant Dentistry.  May 23-25, 1993   (Youngest in the History)
  • International Editor, Journal of Oral Implantology, American Academy of Implant   Dentistry, USA