Associate Professor, Universidad Austral de Chile
Research | Chile, CL
I was born in Chile and currently work as an Associate Professor at the Dental School of the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, in the south of Chile, where I am the Head of the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology Department.
I am a dentist specialising in Maxillofacial Radiology. I am passionate about research and new technologies and I work every day applying IT in my work as radiologist, researcher or as dental educator with my students. I also enjoy doing research in the fields of Radiology and Public Health Dentistry.
I am constantly evaluating new technology to see how it can provide value in the clinical practice or educational environment. I follow the latest research in dental journals, tech news and innovations in social media and write very often in my blog and twitter.
My main goal as a professor is to allow dental students to have a healthy skepticism as professionals through new research and developments in dentistry, for them to use clinical judgment to select the best evidence available for the diagnosis and treatment of their patients ethically and responsibly.
My research area is oral & maxillofacial imaging, non- and minimally invasive dental caries treatments and critical appraisal of diagnostic & therapy literature in dentistry (evidence based dentistry).