Adjunct Faculty

PDS University™ – Institute of Dentistry

DDS Peter Hagen
PACE Academy of General Dentistry

Peter Hagen, DDS


Dr. Peter Hagen is an 18-year veteran of CEREC technology, and a certified advanced trainer for Patterson Dental.  His straightforward approach to teaching CAD/CAM dentistry has made him a sought-after instructor for the CEREC user for the past 14 years.

Dr. Hagen currently serves as an instructor of a continuing education course he developed to educate PDS®-supported clinicians on the fundamentals for using CEREC CAD/CAM technology in the dental practice. In addition to his traditional classroom instruction and live patient demonstrations, Dr. Hagen travels to dental practices throughout the Western United States helping individual clinicians with their efficiency and clinical techniques in their own offices.

A 1984 graduate from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr. Hagen has maintained a multi-dentist CEREC-driven private practice in Southern California for 34 years. He was one of the first users of CEREC in Orange County, and one of the original members of the CEREC training team based in Los Angeles.

Dr. Hagen is recognized as a Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply Sirona, VITA North America, and Ivoclar Vivadent. His continued testing of software, hardware, and products has helped provide valuable insight for these manufacturers, enabling them to improve every aspect of digital dentistry.