Dr Alcaino is a specialist paediatric dentist currently working in private practice, a past president of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD), a lecturer nationally and internationally, and involved in continuing education at a post-graduate and graduate level.
IAPD –Past President, AAPD, 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)
Dr Alcaino was born in Santiago, Chile, where he started his university training in dentistry; therefore, he is fluent in Spanish. He 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. His main interest is paediatric sedation. After completing his thesis in general anaesthesia and further training in conscious sedation, he has lectured extensively on local anaesthesia, conscious sedation and general anaesthesia. He is a regular speaker at international congresses, he has lectured annually at Harvard Continuing Education courses in the USA, and he has organized many international and national events on this topic. In 2016 he completed a Masters of International Business/Law at the University of Sydney, which has further diversified his overseas commitments.
He is married, has grown twin daughters living overseas, a Labrador and likes soccer, fitness, fine dining, and travelling (all things that we cannot do in 2020!).