Paul Patella is a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard School of Dental Technology. He has studied and presented dental technology throughout North America and Europe. Paul held several leadership positions with a Swiss Dental Implant Company for two decades. He is the former owner of a dental laboratory that specialized in implant prosthetics and now focuses on digital dentistry and how this affects the workflow with dental laboratories, restorative dentists, and implant specialists.

Today, Paul works chairside with dentists in the United States to deliver digital processes designed to reduce cost, improve efficiencies, and meet the patient's expectations. Several times a year, new dental technology is introduced, but sometimes it lacks clinical support on how to use the tools. Paul works with some of the best US dental clinicians/laboratories to evaluate what digital tools deliver the best results. He then works with dental specialists to provide continuous education on what is possible today to replicate predictable digital workflows for any dental practice to grow its business.

Paul Patella is the Founder of P2 Smiles, LLC, a consulting organization serving the dental profession. Paul resides in Vero Beach, Florida.