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DDS | Universidad del Valle at Cali, Colombia, 2000
MS, Pharmacology | Universidad del Valle at Cali, Colombia, 2005
PhD, Oral Biology | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, 2011
Certificate in Periodontics | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, 2013
Dr. Arce-Munoz started his graduate education at Universidad del Valle at Cali in Colombia, where he obtained a DDS degree (2000) and a master's degree in pharmacology and periodontology (2005). Dr. Arce then moved to the U.S. to earn 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 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).
He is currently a Harold Amos AMFDP scholar, a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, and an associate professor of periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry.
Specialties: Periodontal disease, systemic diseases, dental implants, periodontal immunology research, dental education.