Mario Romero

Director of the Advanced Education Program

Mario Romero

Director of the Advanced Education Program

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

Bio

Dr. Mario Romero is an Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University; he is a 1995 graduate from the University of Guayaquil School of Dentistry in his native country of Ecuador. 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 scholarly, research and service. In 2018 he received the Research and Scholarship award from the Dental College of Georgia for his contributions to dentistry and in 2019 he received the Excellence in Dental Education Award from the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has over 40 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 Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry for 15 years prior to joining AU in 2013.

Education

  • DDS, Dentistry University of Guayaquil, 1995

Certifications

  • CSPER State of Georgia, 2019

  • DEN Georgia Secretary of State, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award Dental College of Georgia, 2020

  • Elected into Faculty membership Kappa Lambda Chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, 2020

  • 2018 Excellence in Dental Education Award Pierre Fauchard Academy, 2019

  • 2018 Research and Scholarship Award Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, 2018

  • Outstanding Faculty Award American College of Dentist, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • AGDR 7024

    AEGD - Patient Care
  • AGDR 7023

    AEGD Didactics
  • IDSR 7003

    Esthetic and Rest Proc I
  • RSED 5511

    Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
  • AGDR 7034

    AEGD Clinic
  • AGDR 7033

    AEGD Didactics
  • IDSR 7004

    Esth and Rest Proc in GD II
  • GPRR 7033

    General Practice Didactics
  • GPRR 7233

    General Practice Didactics

Teaching Interests

Operative dentistry, esthetic dentistry and occlusion

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Rubber dam isolation techniques for complex restorations, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sequential management of complex restorative erosion, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Importance of records and occlusion in advanced implant prosthodontics, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Simplified denture duplication for implant surgical guides, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Esthetic management of white spot lesions by using minimal intervention techniques of bleaching and resin infiltration: A clinical report, 2020
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

Dental adhesives and composite resin biomaterials

Department Service

  • Advanced Education Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Implant Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • CE Advisory Board 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Practice Board 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Interview Dr. Knochadi 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

University Service

  • Athletic Committee/ Member 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

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-21-00102 - 2021

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article

Public Service

  • Clinical Latina 2019

    Role: Mentor
  • Clinica Latina and Hispanic Dental Association 2015

    Role: Other