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The Speaker

Ricardo Caicedo CSE, CSHPE

Dr. Ricardo Caicedo is a Tenure Associate Professor of Endodontics, Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation, (Endodontics Division) at University of Louisville, School of Dentistry. He received his Doctor in Odontology degree from the Colegio Odontologico Colombiano - University (UNICOC), Bogota, Colombia in 1979, and completed his specialization in Endodontics at the University of Louisville in 1987. In 2009 he received the certificate of specialist in Health Professions Education from the University Of Louisville College Of Education, Human Development and Graduate School, and Department Of Leadership, Foundations, and Human Resource Education.   At UNICOC  he spent 4 years (1979-1983) teaching as part time , and then after his Endodontic specialty training  at ULSD training  (1988-1996) teaching as Chairman of the Endodontic Department, carrying out research, directing the Graduate Endodontic Program  and practicing Endodontics in Bogota, Colombia. He has been a member of the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) International Relation Committee (1996-1999) and the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA). In 1996-2000 he was promoted to professor and Dean of the School of Dentistry at UNICOC-School of Dentistry -Colombia, In 2000 UNICOC conferred the honorary title of Emeritus professor. Dr. Caicedo joined the Endodontic Department, at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 2001-2005. In November of 2005 he joined the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry as a full time assistant professor in the Tenure track. In 2011 was promoted to an Associate Professor and in 2012 the Board of Trustees grant him the tenured faculty position after an affirmative recommendation of the President of the University.  He is and Active Member  of:  American Association of Endodontists,  International Federation of Endodontic Associations,  International Association of Dental Traumatology, Hispanic Dental Association, American Association of Dental Schools, Kentucky Dental Ass., Kentucky Endodontic Ass., ADA .Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics (JOE), International Dental Traumatology Journal (IDTJ) and the Academy of Dental Therapeutics and Stomatology. Dr. Caicedo has published several articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and over 60 research abstracts with the AAE, IFEA, International Association for Dental Research and the American Association for Dental Research. He has presented over 100 national and international lectures and addresses. His main research interests include:  the outcome of endodontic treatment procedures with endodontic biomaterials, the efficacy of root-filling materials, and randomized clinical trials and cohort studies.