Carlos Garaicoa-Pazmino

  • Associate Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry
  • Periodontics, School of Dentistry


Dr. Carlos Garaicoa-Pazmino obtained his DDS degree from the Universidad Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador (2011) and his certificate and MS degree from the University of Michigan (2017). He served as a research scholar (2012-2013) and as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry (2017-2019). Dr. Garaicoa currently works at the Department of Periodontology at the Oregon Health & Science University as an​ Associate Professor.


  • D.D.S., 2011, Universidad Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil
  • M.Sc., 2017, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry
  • Fellowship:

    • Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Periodontics, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. 2012-2013
  • Certifications:

    • Certificate in Periodontics, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 2017.
    • Diplomate from the American Board of Periodontology (2018).

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Periodontology (2014-Present)
  • Academy of Osseointegration (2018-Present)
  • International Team of Implantology (2019-Present)

Areas of interest

  • Periodontal Diseases
  • Peri-implant diseases
  • Implant therapy


Selected publications

  • Garaicoa C, Suarez F, Chan HL, Monje A, Galindo-Moreno P, Fu JH, Wang HL. Using Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Angle for Predicting the Outcome of Horizontal Bone Augmentation. (Accepted in Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 2013)
  • Garaicoa-Pazmiño C, Suarez F, Monje A, Ortega-Oller I, Catena A, Galindo-Moreno P, Wang HL. Influence of Crown-Implant Ratio Upon Marginal Bone Loss: A Systematic Review. (Accepted in Journal of Periodontology 2014)
  • Wang HL, Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Collins A, Chudri R, Ong HS, Giannobile W. Protein and Microbial Biomarkers in Peri-Implantitis (Accepted in Clinical Oral Implant Research, 2015)
  • Martins MD, Jiao Y, Larsson L, Almeida LO, Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Le JM, Squarize CH, Inohara N, Giannobile WV, Castilho RM. Epigenetic Modifications of Histones in Periodontal Disease (Accepted in the Journal of Dental Reseach, 2015)
  • Suarez-Lopez del Amo F, Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Castilho RM, Squarize CH. Titanium Particles and Dental Implants: A Literature Review. (Accepted in Clinical Oral Implant Research, 2018)
  • Sirinirund B, Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Wang HL. Effects of mechanical instrumentation with commercially available instruments used in supportive peri-implant therapy. An in vitro study. (Accepted in The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 2019)
  • Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Sinjab K, Wang HL. Current protocols of the treatment of peri-implantitis. (Accepted in Current Oral Health Reports, 2019)
  • Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Fretwurst T, Squarize CH, Berglundh T, Giannobile WV, Larsson L, Castilho RM. Characterization of Macrophage Polarization in Periodontal Disease. (Accepted in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 2019)
  • Fretwurst T, Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Nelson K, Squarize C, Giannobile WV, Castilho RM. Characterization of macrophages infiltrating peri-implantitis lesions (Accepted in Clinical Oral Implant Research, 2020).
  • Ravida A, Saleh I, Siqueira R, Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Saleh M, Monje A, Wang HL. Influence of keratinized mucosa on the surgical therapeutical outocmes of peri-implantitis. (Accepted in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 2020).


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