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 Augusta University, 2015

  • Board-certified Diplomate American Board of Periodontology, 2015

  • Conscious Sedation Permit Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2014

  • DEN GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2013

  • Dentist GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • Hispanic Dental Association Faculty Award Hispanic Dental Association, 2018

  • 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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PERR 7102

    Clinical Periodontics 2
  • PERR 8105

    Clinical Periodontics 4
  • PERR 9108

    Clinical Periodontics VI
  • CMPC 5902

    Comprehensive Care
  • PERI 5211

    Fundamentals of Periodontology
  • GADL 5902

    Gen Dent in Licensure GA Pt2
  • IMPL 5001

    Introduction to Oral Implantol
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • BMOM 5202

    Oral Microenvironment & Cariol
  • PERR 7007

    Periodontal Journal Club II
  • PERR 8009

    Periodontal Journal Club IV
  • PERR 9011

    Periodontal Journal Club VI
  • PERR 7005

    Periodontal Lit Review II
  • PERR 8007

    Periodontal Lit Review IV
  • PERR 9009

    Periodontal Lit Review VI
  • PERI 5902

    Periodontic Clinic
  • OBMP 9300

  • 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
  • TXPL 5002

    Treatment Planning II
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • PERI 5003

    Surgical Periodontics
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I

Teaching Interests

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


Selected Recent Publications

  • The Influence of Vitamin D Supplementation on Local and Systemic Inflammatory Markers in Periodontitis Patients: A Pilot Study., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Polymicrobial synergy within oral biofilm promotes invasion of dendritic cells and survival of consortia members., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Oral Pathobiont Activates Anti-Apoptotic Pathway, Promoting both Immune Suppression and Oncogenic Cell Proliferation., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • From manual periodontal probing to digital 3-D imaging to endoscopic capillaroscopy: Recent advances in periodontal disease diagnosis., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Application of radiopaque micro-particle fillers for 3-D imaging of periodontal pocket analogues using cone beam CT., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Periodontal disease pathogenesis, digital dentistry

Department Service

  • Faculty Search Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • Digital Dentistry Task Force 2017 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • 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

  • Institutional Review Board 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • William M. Pennel Research Competition Evaluator 2019 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Academy of Periodontology Foundation 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Hispanic Dental Association 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • European Journal of Oral Sciences 2017 - Present

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

    Role: Reviewer

Public Service

  • Costa Layman Health Fair 2013 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting