Roger Arce

Assistant Professor

Roger Arce

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Periodontics

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

The Graduate School


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 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 8104

    Clinical Periodontics 3
  • PERR 7101

    Clinical Periodontics I
  • PERR 9107

    Clinical Periodontics V
  • PEEB 5101

    Evidence Based Dentistry
  • PERI 5002

    Non-Surgical Periodontics
  • PERR 7001

    Orientation for New Residents
  • PERR 7010

    Periodontal Research I
  • PERR 8012

    Periodontal Research III
  • PERR 9014

    Periodontal Research V
  • PERI 5901

    Periodontic Clinic
  • PROS 5901

    Prosthodontics Clinic
  • OBMP 9300

  • TXPL 5002

    Treatment Planning II
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • PERI 5003

    Surgical Periodontics
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • PERR 7003

    Advanced Periodontology 2
  • PERR 8005

    Advanced Periodontology 4
  • PERR 9007

    Advanced Periodontology 6
  • PERR 7102

    Clinical Periodontics 2
  • PERR 8105

    Clinical Periodontics 4
  • PERR 9108

    Clinical Periodontics 6
  • PERI 5001

    Fundamentals of Periodontology
  • PERI 5902

    Periodontic Clinic

Teaching Interests

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


Selected Recent Publications

  • Application of radiopaque micro-particle fillers for 3-D imaging of periodontal pocket analogues using cone beam CT., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Development of radiopaque, biocompatible, antimicrobial, micro-particle fillers for micro-CT imaging of simulated periodontal pockets., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Digital approach to the fabrication of a wax prototype for full-mouth rehabilitation of a worn dentition: A clinical report, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Oral Care for Nurse Educators Part 3: Pregnant and Perinatal Patients, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Long-term sustainable dendritic cell-specific depletion murine model for periodontitis research., 2017
    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