Dr. Tom kalili received his BS from UCLA, Doctorate in Medical Dentistry (DMD) from Boston U., Post-Doctoral Research at Harvard U and UCLA under the supervision of Dr. Dan Nathansen, Associate Dean BU and Dr. Angelo Caputo, Professor & Chairman UCLA, respectively. Both are world renown in Biological Materials Science. Thereafter, Dr. Kalili was awarded an Honorary Captain at the US Coast Guard – Head & Neck Trauma Division. Dr. Kalili has been a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) in med-legal cases related to dental fractures and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Dr. Tom kalili UCLA involvement has concentrated on Research & Lectureship for over 17 years. His lectures to the freshman dental students have been on laboratory techniques in casting of precious materials, Polymers, Elastomeric impression materials, Abrasion techniques and Preparation Designs. His lectures to senior students have concentrated on Office Management, Biomechanical Considerations for Intracoronal Restorations and Preparation Designs.
Dr. Tom kalili has had numerous Publications in American & International Dental Research Meetings (IADR) venues include; Canada, Argentina, Singapore, Acapulco, Japan and his most latest IADR acceptance to the upcoming IADR in Sweden. Areas of interest include fluoride absorption into tooth structure and associated benefits of fluoride and calcium for the prevention of dental decay and associated bone related disease.
Dr. Tom kalili interest toward reconstructive oral rehabilitation has led to investigations on porcelain attachment to tooth structure, biomechanical resistance and retentive techniques, facial pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, fluoride absorption into tooth structure under various environmental conditions using a formulation, which is accredited to two US patents. Dr. Kalili’s most recent series of research publications addresses biomechanical forces for orthodontic tooth movement utilizing techniques to reduce localized forces. These studies have led to NuBrace clear removable orthodontics, of which Dr. Kalili is founder and CEO. Dr. Kalili has been a member of the LAPD Martial Arts Advisory Panel – Medical Consultant, ADA, CDA, IADR and in private practice in Beverly Hills for over 20 years. Dr. Kalili is a black belt in tae kwon do and BJJ, world champion gold 2012.