40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

RICO SHORT

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apex Endodontics

Age:

38

Name of Practice:

Apex Endodontics

Specialty:

Endodontics

Education:

DDS, Medical College of Georgia; B.S. in science, Morris Brown College; Certificate in Endodontics, Nova Southeastern University


Why He Was Nominated

He is a vocal leader in the field of root-canal therapy, teaching, lecturing and writing about evidence-based advances with no affiliation to any one dental company.

Practice Philosophy

To provide excellent treatment by applying the principles of trust, respect and honesty to nurture healing.

Exciting New Trend

Saving the goners! “Today we can save teeth that would otherwise be extracted with microscopes, MTA and other microsurgical techniques,” Dr. Short says.

Something People Don't Know

He has published a book, Getting to the Root of Your Problem: 365 Days of Inspirational Thinking. “It’s one of the best self-published books available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble,” he says.