Mario Romero

Assistant Professor

Mario Romero

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences


Mario Romero, DDS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University; he received his DDS from the University of Guayaquil (Ecuador) School of Dentistry in 1995. He completed a two year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health where he was granted the Handleman Award for Excellence. In 2016 Dr. Romero was awarded the Augusta University and the American College of Dentists Outstanding Faculty award for his achievements in scholarity, research and service. He has over 30 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and has lectured extensively on topics related to direct and indirect restorative dentistry. He maintained a private practice with emphasis in Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry for 15 years prior to joining AU in 2013.


  • DMD, Dentistry (DDS, DMD) University of Guayaquil, 1995


  • DEN Georgia Secretary of State, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Award American College of Dentist, 2016

  • Outstansding Faculty Award Augusta University, 2016

  • Handelman Award For Excellence Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester , 2013

  • Scientific Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Contribution Guayas College of Dentistry, 2003

  • Scientific Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Contribution Ecuadorian Dental Federation, 2000

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OCCL 5001

    Dental Anatomy and Occlusion
  • DMAT 5001

    Dental Materials
  • ESTD 5001

    Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
  • REST 5001

    Fixed Prosthodontics Seminar
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • PERR 7001

    Periodontal Therapy Seminar
  • REST 5901

    Restorative Clinic
  • OCCL 5002

    Occlusal Analysis
  • DXTP 5001

    Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • OPER 5001

    Operative Dentistry

Teaching Interests

Operative dentistry, esthetic dentistry and occlusion


Selected Recent Publications

  • Combination of a centripetal and successive build-up technique for a stress reduced posterior direct composite restoration., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Class I resin composite trilaminar technique, 2016
    Broadcast Media
  • Interview of patient after occlusal adjustment, 2016
    Broadcast Media
  • Ultra conservative diastema closure , 2016
    Broadcast Media
  • A modified occlusal rim design and the use of phonetics to determine anterior tooth position and vertical dimension: A clinical report, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dental adhesives and composite resin

Department Service

  • CE Advisory Board 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Practice Board 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Interview Dr. Knochadi 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Interview Dr. Zaher 2015

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Strategic Planning committee to develop new DPG 2015 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • Hispanic Student Dental Association - 2015

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

Professional Service

  • Hispanic Dental Association GA Chapter 2015 - Present

    Role: Officer, Other Officer
  • Inside Dentistry CE Journal 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • journal of Prosthetic Dentistry JPD-D-16-00013 - 2016

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article

Public Service

  • Clinica Latina and Hispanic Dental Association 2015

    Role: Other