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Jorge Garaicoa DDS

  • (503) 346-9922

    Portland Campus

    • Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry School of Dentistry

Dr. Garaicoa is an assistant professor in the Restorative Dentistry department at OHSU, where he runs the Esthetic and All ceramic restorations courses. He completed his Prosthodontics residency and Master in Science at the University of Iowa. In addition, Dr. Garaicoa holds a certificate in Advance Education in General Dentistry from the University of Rochester Medical Center Eastman Institute for Oral Health. A native of Ecuador , Dr. Garaicoa received his Doctor in Dental Surgery degree from Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil where he was a part-time assistant professor until he moved to the US. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and the American Prosthodontics Society. Dr. Garaicoa lectures extensively nationally and internationally.

Areas of interest

  • CAD-CAM, Implants and Fixed Prosthodontics

Education

  • D.D.S., Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil, Guayaquil Ecuador 2007
  • D.D.S., University of Rochester, Rochester New York United States 2011
  • M.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City Iowa 2014
  • Residency:

    • Advanced Education in General Dentistry
    • Prosthodontics

Honors and awards

  • Academic honor for the best GPA 2003-2004, Catholic University Of Santiago de Guayaquil, February 2004
  • Philanthropic Award 2003-2004, Sociedad Filantrópica del Guayas, May 2005
  • Academic Honor for the best GPA 2004-2005, Catholic University Of Santiago de Guayaquil, February 2005
  • Honorific mention as one of the top ten students, Catholic University Of Santiago de Guayaquil, June 2006
  • Honorific mention as one of the top ten students, Catholic University Of Santiago de Guayaquil, February 2007
  • Recognition for best graduation literature review, Catholic University Of Santiago de Guayaquil, August 2007
  • Best GPA of class 2007, Catholic University Of Santiago de Guayaquil, August 2007
  • First Place Table Clinic Presentation at the 84th annual meeting of the American Prosthodontic Society at Chicago, IL, February 2013 Title: “Accurate Screw Access Guide for Cement-Retained Implant Crowns”
  • Third Place Table clinic presentation at The 2013 Iowa Dental Association Meeting at Coralville, IA May 2013 Title: “Accurate Screw Access Guide for Cement-Retained Implant Crowns”
  • Second Place Table Clinic Presentation at the 85th annual meeting of the American Prosthodontic Society at Chicago, IL February 2014 Title: “Cantilevered All-Ceramic Resin bonded Fixed Dental Prosthesis replacing two congenitally missing laterals : a case report”
  • Prosthodontics Post Doctoral/Graduate Specialty Award at the 2014 Iowa Section of the American Association of Dental Research and Dows Institute for Dental Research. Title “Minimal Inhibitory Concentration of Antifungal and Antimicrobial Agents in Denture Adhesive Against C. albicans”

Memberships and associations

  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Member of the American College of Prosthodontics
  • Member of the American Prosthodontics Society
  • Member of the International Team for Implantology

Publications

  • Ahmed A, Maroulakos G, Garaicoa J. Acrylic resin guide for locating the abutment screw access channel of cement-retained implant prostheses, J Prosthet Dent. January 2016 pii: S0022-3913(15)00678-2

  • Garaicoa JL, Fischer CL, Bates AM, Holloway J, Avila-Ortiz G, Guthmiller JM, Johnson GK, Stanford C, Brogden KA. Promise of Combining Antifungal Agents in Denture Adhesives to Fight Candida Species Infections J Prosthodont. 2016 Nov 21.

  • Bates AM, Garaicoa JL, Fischer CL, Brogden KA Diminished Antimicrobial Peptide and Antifungal Antibiotic Activities against Candida albicans in Denture Adhesive. Antibiotics (Basel). 2017 Feb 6;6(1).Abstracts & Book Reviews

  • Punj A, Bompolaki D, Garaicoa J. Dental Impression Materials and Techniques. Dent Clin N Am 61(2017) 779-796

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