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Ricardo Caicedo, Odont Dr., 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 UNICOC University – School of Dentistry, Bogota, Colombia in 1979, and completed his specialization in Endodontics at the University of Louisville, KY, USA in 1987.

In 2009 he received the certificate of specialist in Health Professions Education from the University of Louisville College of Education, Human Development, 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 from 1988 to 1996 return to UNICOC to continue as a Chairman of the Endodontic Department , carrying out research, directing the Graduate Endodontic Program  and practicing Endodontics in Bogota, Colombia.

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.  Dr. Caicedo has been a member of the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) since 1983 and was part of the AAE- International Relation Committee (1996-1999) and the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA), International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT), Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), American Association of Dental Schools (ADEA), Kentucky Dental Ass. (KDA), Kentucky Endodontic Ass.(KEA), American Dental Assoc.(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, and IADR and the AADR. 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.

Contact information

University of Louisville
School of Dentistry
Endodontics, Division Room 334L
501 South Preston St.
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502-852-4004
Fax: 502-852-3333

Available Sessions

  • Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth: The New Post Paradigm is closing the Breach
    Topic: Endodontic & Prosthodontic Relationship
    Learning Objectives:

    At conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Identify the principles of modern root canal treatment instrumentation and obturation methods before commencing root canal treatment.
    • Recognize the main factors involved in the survival of endodontically treated teeth.
    • Explain the importance of coronal seal and how it is achieved.
    • Describe requirements of an adequate restoration.
    • Outline postoperative risks to the unrestored tooth after root canal treatment.
    • Identify restorative options before commencing root canal treatment.
    • Outline indications for post placement in anterior and posterior teeth.
    • Describe common post systems and advantages and disadvantages of each.
    • Describe core buildup materials and their placement.

    This course will present different options of treatment in endodontically treated teeth in order to retain their natural structure with maximum function, maintain esthetics, and protect roots against fracture and infection and sometimes repairing anomalies during retreatments. The new post paradigm has emerged in the view of restorative needs and preservation of endodontically treated teeth. The concepts presented in this course are based on evidence providing this way a clear guide when selecting the technique and system that will be restoring endodontically treated teeth.


Dr. Caicedo has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentation to disclose.

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