Dr. Carlos F. Salinas is a professor and director of the Division of Craniofacial Genetics, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He also serves as the director of the Medical University of South Carolina Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Lip and Palate Team since 1995.
He is a graduate of the University of Chile (DDS degree 1963), Medical University of South Carolina (DMD degree 1985) and has received a certificate in medical genetics (1974) from the John Hopkins University, School of Medicine. Dr. Salinas has been a national and international consultant for the 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 where he has participated in different committees including the Peer Review of the Guidelines Parameters for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip / Palate and Other Craniofacial Anomalies, the Database Committee and the AD-HOC Committee on Economics of Teams.
Dr. Salinas has been an active member of several other scientific societies and has been President of the Society of Craniofacial Genetics and the Ibero American Society of Human Genetics. Presently he serves on the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Incontinentia Pigmenti Foundation.