Dr. Carlos F. Salinas is a professor and director of the Division of Craniofacial Genetics, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina. Since 1995, he also serves as the director of the Medical University of South Carolina Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Lip and Palate Team.
He is a graduate of the University of Chile (DDS., 1963), Medical University of South Carolina
(DMD., 1985) and has received a certificate in medical genetics (1974) from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. Dr. Salinas has been a national and international consultant for Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Palate Teams. His research interests are in the area of clinical research of syndromes affecting the craniofacial structures, the ectodermal dysplasias, and the relationship between oral dental health and systemic diseases. As a result, he has published over a hundred papers, edited five books, and has been a guest editor for three journals.
Dr. Salinas is an active member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the Special Care Dentistry Association, National Academy of Practices, Pierre Fauchard Academy and American College of Dentistry. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Incontinentia Pigmenti Foundation and is Editorial Board member of the Journal of Disability and Oral Health.