Mario Romero


Mario Romero


Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences


Mario Romero, DDS, is an Associate 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 University of Guayaquil, 1995


  • DEN Georgia Secretary of State, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • 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

  • Outstansding Faculty Award Augusta University, 2016

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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • AGDR 7024

    AEGD - Patient Care
  • AGDR 7023

    AEGD Didactics
  • IDSR 7003

    Esthetic and Rest Proc I
  • GPRR 7023

    General Practice Didactic Crs
  • GPRR 7213

    General Practice Didactics
  • AGDR 7034

    AEGD Clinic
  • AGDR 7033

    AEGD Didactics
  • GPRR 7034

    General Practice Clinic
  • GPRR 7234

    General Practice Clinic
  • GPRR 7033

    General Practice Didactics
  • GPRR 7233

    General Practice Didactics

Teaching Interests

Operative dentistry, esthetic dentistry and occlusion


Selected Recent Publications

  • Guide to dental photography, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Ridge preservation of the non-preserved socket, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Bonded functional esthetic prototype as a diagnostic aid, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Minimally invasive esthetic improvement in a patient with dental fluorosis by using microabrasion and bleaching: A clinical report, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Use of a Modified Matrix Band Technique to Restore Subgingival Root Caries, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dental adhesives and composite resin

Department Service

  • Advanced Education 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
  • 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