Francis Gerard Serio
Dr. Francis G. Serio has been in dental education and clinical practice for over 38 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is currently a full-time staff dentist for Greene County Health Care, Inc. a Federally Qualified Health Center in eastern North Carolina. He served as the Interim Vice Dean and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and was a tenured Professor at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. He held tenured faculty and administrative positions at the University of Maryland and the University of Mississippi. He was inducted into the Academy of Dentistry International in 1999, the International College of Dentists in 2003, and the American College of Dentists in 2004. He has presented over 170 lectures and continuing education courses in the U.S. and around the world. He is founder and director of the Dominican Dental Mission Project.Over a span of 37 years, this project has provided in excess of $19 million of services to 63,000 of the rural poor of the Dominican Republic. In 1991, the project received The President’s Volunteer Action Award from President George H.W. Bush and in 2001, the Daily Points of Light Award from President George W. Bush. He has also been an active participant in Mission of Mercy and Remote Area Medical projects. He received the 2015 American Dental Association Humanitarian Award and received the American Academy of Periodontology Humanitarian Award in 2004. He is the 2018 recipient of the Alumni of the Year- Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Serio has a wealth of experience not only in periodontics and implant dentistry but in most other phases of dentistry as well. He has written or co-authored over 40 scientific articles and four books. The most recent book, the Manual of Clinical Periodontics, was written with Dr. Charles E. (Bud) Hawley and published by Lexi-Comp (www.lexi.com) and is in its 4 th edition. Dr. Serio is married to Dr. Cheryl L. Serio, a general dentist. They have two adult children.