School of Dental Medicine

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Acela Martinez Luna, DMD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Faculty Practice 252-737-7122
Office 252-737-7748
Ledyard E. Ross Hall

Clinical Interests
Implant dentistry, digital dentistry, 3D printing, periodontal plastic surgery, and periodontal and guided bone regeneration.

Board Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Board Certified Periodontist, Mexican Board of Periodontology                                                    
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (American Heart Association)
Basic Life Support (American Heart Association)                                                                           

DMD – Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Certificate in Restorative Dentistry – Centro de Estudios Odontologicos de Queretaro, Mexico
MS and Certificate in Periodontology – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fellowship in Advanced Implant Dentistry – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Periodontology
American Dental Association
East Central Dental Society
Hispanic Dental Association
North Carolina Dental Society
Mexican Association of Periodontology 
Fellow of the International Team for Implantology 

Biographical information
Dr. Martinez Luna received her Doctor of Dental Medicine with honors from Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi in Mexico in 2009. Thereafter, she completed her certificate training in restorative dentistry at Centro de Estudios Odontologicos de Queretaro in 2011. After a year of private practice in her home country, she pursued specialty training and completed the advanced education program in Periodontology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry (Periodontology certificate and MS degree) in 2015. Following her specialty training, Dr. Martinez Luna completed a one-year fellowship in advanced implant dentistry at the same university.

Dr. Martinez Luna is the recipient of the Straumann New Periodontist Award (2017), Straumann SUPER Grant (2015), the North Carolina AADR Section Derek T. Turner Student Research Award (2015), and the UNC-CH Elsie and Baxter Sapp Fellowship Award (2014). Prior to her joining ECU, Dr. Martinez Luna practiced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Queretaro, Mexico.

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