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Rick Cardoza

DDS
Dr. Rick Cardoza maintains a general dental practice in El Cajon, Calif. He also serves as a forensic dental consultant for the California Department of Justice’s Missing/Unidentified Persons Unit and the Missing Persons DNA Task Force, the San Diego Police Department, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Dr. Cardoza began his affiliation with the San Diego County Medical Examiner and the Imperial County Coroner in 1993 under the mentorship of Dr. Norman Sperber and received his forensic training from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Southwest Symposium in 1996. In addition to his forensic case load, he has written articles for professional journals and textbooks, and he lectures extensively on forensic dentistry at dental conferences throughout the US and Canada.
Dr. Cardoza is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology (ASFO), the California Society of Forensic Dentistry (CSFD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the California Dental Identification Team (CalDIT). He became a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology in 2010. Dr. Cardoza earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California Lutheran University and his dental degree from Northwestern University School of Dentistry.

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Saturday, April 13
 

10:15am