Dr. Caplan joined the College of Dentistry in 2007. Before coming to Iowa, he was a faculty member in the Department of Dental Ecology at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry from 1995-2007.
Practice of Dentistry in the Community; Oral Epidemiology; Oral Diagnosis Clinic; research mentorship for students in the graduate program in dental public health.
Dr. Caplan participates in the intramural dental practice.
Dr. Caplan studies outcomes related to endodontic treatment; decision-making in endodontics; relationships between oral and systemic diseases; and evaluation of diagnostic tests.
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Dr. Caplan is a member of the American Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.