Eduardo 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 organization. He has also served in many other roles with many professional organizations. Clinically, his passion is the topic of paediatric sedation, restorative care of young children and the business aspects of paediatric dentistry. Currently he is completing a Masters of International Business/Law at The University of Sydney, which will further diversify his overseas commitments.
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 most researched area 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 many others areas in his discipline.