Roger Arce Munoz

Assistant Professor

Roger Arce Munoz

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Periodontics

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


Dr Arce started his graduate education at Universidad del Valle at Cali-Colombia, where he obtained a DDS degree (2000) and a Masters degree in Pharmacology (2005). Dr. Arce then moved to the US to obtain a PhD in Oral Biology (2011) and a specialty certificate in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry (2013). He also completed a certificate in Translational Research from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and a postdoctoral fellowship with the Next Generation of Oral Health Researchers (NextGen-NIDCR) training program at UNC. His research interests include molecular host/pathogen interactions and the modulation of inflammatory responses in periodontitis, as well as computer-guided implant surgery systems. Dr. Arce has been awarded the AAPF Educator Scholarship (2012), the AAPF fellowship to the institute for teaching and learning (2014), and the AAPF Teaching Fellowship (2015). Dr. Arce is currently a Harold Amos AMFDP scholar, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and an Assistant Professor of Periodontics in the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University.


  • Ph.D., Oral Biology and Oral and Maxi University of North Carolina -, 2011

  • MS, Pharmacology La Universidad del Valle, 2006

  • DDS, Dentistry (DDS, DMD) La Universidad del Valle, 2000


  • Full Graduate Faculty The Graduate School at GRU, 2015

  • Board-certified Diplomate American Board of Periodontology, 2015

  • DEN GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2013

  • Conscious Sedation Permit Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2014

  • Dentist Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • AAPF Teaching Fellowship American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, 2015

  • AAPF and ADEA/ALL Institute for Teaching and Learning Fellowship award. American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, 2014

  • AAPF Educator Scholarship American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, 2012

  • Freedland Advanced Dental Education Fellowship Dental Foundation of North Carolina, 2012

  • Derek T. Turner Graduate Student Research Award 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PERR 8004

    Advanced Periodontology 3
  • PERR 9006

    Advanced Periodontology 5
  • PERR 7101

    Clinical Periodontics 1
  • PERR 8104

    Clinical Periodontics 3
  • PERR 9107

    Clinical Periodontics 5
  • CLCR 8014

    Dental Implantology
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • PERR 7001

    Periodontal Therapy Seminar
  • PERR 7002

    Periodontal Therapy Seminar
  • PERI 5901

    Periodontic Clinic
  • PROS 5901

    Prosthodontics Clinic
  • OBMP 9300

  • RDCT 5001

    Research Design and Critical T
  • PERR 7003

    Advanced Periodontology 2
  • PERR 8005

    Advanced Periodontology 4
  • PERR 9007

    Advanced Periodontology 6
  • PERI 5001

    Fundamentals of Periodontology
  • PERI 5902

    Periodontic Clinic
  • TXPL 5002

    Treatment Planning II

Teaching Interests

Research Design, Critical Thinking, Evidenced-based Dentistry, Microbiology/Immunology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Periodontal and other oral manifestations of immunodeficiency diseases., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Gingival crevicular fluid levels of cytokines/chemokines in chronic periodontitis: a meta-analysis., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis Evasion of Autophagy and Intracellular Killing by Human Myeloid Dendritic Cells Involves DC-SIGN-TLR2 Crosstalk, 2015
  • Dendritic cells: microbial clearance via autophagy and potential immunobiological consequences for periodontal disease., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease are increased in untreated chronic periodontitis: A case control study, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Periodontal disease pathogenesis

Department Service

  • Faculty Search Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • Admissions Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CE Continued Education Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Academic Diversity Alignment Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • European Journal of Oral Sciences 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Clinical and Experimental Dental Research 2016 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Georgia Hispanic Dental Association 2015 - Present

    Role: Officer, President/Elect/Past
  • Journal of Dental Research 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Georgia Section of the American Association for Dental Research 2015 - Present

    Role: Officer, President/Elect/Past