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Dr Eduardo Alcaino

BDS (Hons) MDSc (Paediatric Dentistry), FRACDS (Restorative Dentistry), MRACDS (Paediatric Dentistry), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Sedation & Pain Control)- Uni Sydney, Master Int. Business/Law - University of Sydney

Dr Alcaino is a specialist paediatric dentist currently working in private practice, a lecturer nationally and internationally, involved in clinical research and teaches at a post-graduate and graduate level. He is the Immediate Past president of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD), with more than 10 years international board experience with this organisation. He has also served in many other roles with many professional organisations. Clinically, his passion is the topic of paediatric sedation, restorative care of young children and the business aspects of paediatric dentistry.   Dr Alcaino was born in Santiago, Chile, where he started his university training in dentistry, therefore he is fluent in Spanish. He then moved to Sydney, Australia in 1983 where he continued his studies. After completing his Bachelor degree with honours (BDS-Hons) at the University of Sydney, he worked in general dental practice for eight years and has been involved in teaching since graduation. He has worked in specialist paediatric private practice since 1999. Dr Alcaino is a Clinical Associate Lecturer with the University of Sydney and a visiting specialist to the Westmead Centre for Oral Health (WCOH) in NSW. He gained his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS- restorative dentistry) in 1992 and Membership in 2011 (MRACDS- Paediatric Dentistry). His main clinical interest in paediatric dentistry is paediatric sedation. After completing his thesis in general anaesthesia and further training in conscious sedation, he has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on this topic and other areas in his discipline.   Dr Alcaino’s experience with the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (http://www.iapdworld.org ) has resulted in a vast network of colleagues and contacts worldwide. This experience has allowed him to travel overseas continuously, visit many teaching institutions; and he has experienced first-hand how children are treated in different environments and cultures. He provides financial support to paediatric dentists presenting new research at international meetings. Many overseas dentists visit our private practice (Sydney Paediatric Dentistry P/L: http://sydneypaediatricdentistry.com ) for exchange and continued learning in a clinical setting. He has been involved with several IAPD committees; he is also a past president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (ANZSPD- NSW Branch) and a past Secretary/Treasurer of the IAPD congress held in Sydney in 2005. He is married, has grown twin daughters living overseas, a Labrador and likes fitness, fine dining, and travelling.   Dr Alcaino joined the Oral Health Advisory Panel to advocate for ongoing research, and to help improve the methods by which childhood oral health is treated and managed.   Present Appointments:   Visiting Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Westmead, NSW Clinical Associate Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia Specialist Practice, Paediatric Dentistry, Sydney   Professional Affiliations and Associated Appointments:   International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) – Immediate Past President American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (AAPD)- International Member European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD)- International Member International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) Australian & New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry- ANZSPD Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons – RACDS Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Society for Pediatric Sedation (SPD) Australasian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology (ASDA) Pierre Fauchard Academy and, Australian Dental Association

Recent articles by Dr Eduardo Alcaino

Oral Care and Health for Kids

Practical Parenting

1. When do I need to start brushing my child’s teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste? As soon as teeth erupt. This allows for the setting of good oral habits from the word ‘go’. In addition, young children can be...

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