Dr. Rico Short

American Dental Association (ADA)


Dr. Rico D. Short is a board-certified endodontist, author, and speaker. In addition, he is an expert spokesperson on Endodontics for the American Dental Association (ADA), a professional organization representing approximately 161,000 U.S. dentists.

Dr. Short attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry to attain a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1999. In 2002 he earned his post doctorate degree in Endodontics from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Short added the final notch to his belt and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2009. His private practice, Apex Endodontics P.C, was opened in 2004 and is located in Smyrna Georgia just outside Atlanta.

Dr. Short has over 20 years of experience in dentistry and over 17 years in endodontics. He is a member of the Fellow International College of Dentist, a graduate of the ADA Institute of Diversity In Leadership Program, and an ADA Success Speaker. He is also an expert consultant in endodontics to the Georgia Board of Dentistry and an assistant clinical professor at The Dental College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Short is an independent national lecturer and is endorsed by the American Association of Endodontists speaker’s bureau. Furthermore, he is an opinion leader on various dental products before and after they hit the market.

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