Dr. Roger Arce, DDS
Dr. Arce started his graduate education at Universidad del Valle at Cali-Colombia, where he obtained a DDS degree in 2000 and a master’s degree in Pharmacology in 2005. He then moved to the US to obtain a PhD in Oral Biology in 2011 and a specialty certificate in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2013. Dr. Arce 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 was awarded the AAPF Educator Scholarship in 2012, the AAPF fellowship to the institute for teaching and learning in 2014, and the AAPF Teaching Fellowship in 2015. He is currently a Harold Amos AMFDP scholar, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and an Associate Professor of Periodontics in the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry at Houston, TX.