School of Dental Medicine

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Cheryl L. Serio, DDS, FAGD

Director, Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
serioc@ecu.edu
252-737-7004

3204-C Ledyard E. Ross Hall

Clinical Interests
Operative dentistry, extractions

Education
General Practice Residency at York Hospital in 1987
DDS - University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
BS in Medical Technology - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Society Memberships
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow, American Association of Hospital Dentists
Member, American Association of Women Dentists
Member, American Dental Education Association
Member, American Dental Association

Biographical Information
Dr. Cheryl L. Serio is the director of the ECU School of Dental Medicine’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. She received a bachelor of science degree in medical technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1975. She spent the next seven years as a medical technologist and quality control supervisor for the clinical hematology service at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Serio receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1986. After completing a general practice residency at York Hospital in 1987, she accepted a position as a staff dentist for the York Health Corporation, where she also served as dental director for five years.

In 1993, Dr. Serio and her family moved to Madison, Mississippi, where she served until 2003 first as chief dentist and then as director of dental services for the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Division of Institutional Medicine. In 2003, she joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in the Department of Care Planning and Restorative Sciences. She was also appointed as patient care coordinator, an administrative position she held until 2010. She joined the ECU School of Dental Medicine inn 2010.

Dr. Serio and her husband, Dr. Francis G. Serio, have two children, Andrew and Grace.

Publications
Serio CL. Book Review: Preventive Materials, Methods, and Programs. Per
Axelsson. J Dent Ed, 2007;71(11):1496-1497.
Strassler, HE, Serio, CL. Esthetic Considerations When Splinting with
Fiber-Reinforced Composites. Dent. Clin North Am. 2007;51(2):507-524.
Serio, FG, Serio, CL. Systemic and Local Antibiotics and Host Modulation in Periodontal Therapy: Where are we now? Part 1. Inside Dent. March 2006.
Strassler, HE, Porter, J., Serio, CL. Contemporary treatment of incipient
caries and the rationale for conservative operative techniques. Dent Clin North Am. 2005;49(4):867-87, viii. Review PMID: 16150321 [PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE]
Strassler, HE, Tomona, N., Serio, CL. Anterior Provisional Restorations With a Translucent Prefabricated Crown Form. Contemporary Esthetics. Sept 2004.
Strassler, HE, Serio CL. Conservative treatment of the worn dentition with adhesive composite resin. Dent Today. 2004;23(8)79-80, 82-3; quiz 83. No abstract available. PMID: 15354711 [PubMed- indexed for MEDLINE]
Strassler, HE, Putter, H, Serio, CL. Managing the Interproximal Contact Areas With Safe, Effective Instruments. Contemporary Esthetics. July 2004.
Strassler, HE, Serio, CL, Serio, FG. Puente fabricado con cinta de refuerzo de fibra en una sola cita usando diente natural como pontifico. Dental News Request. 2004, Mayo-Julio:4-8.
Strassler, HE, Serio CL. Single-visit natural tooth pontic fixed partial
denture with fiber reinforcement ribbon. Compend Contin Educ Dent.
2004 Mar;25(3):224-30. No abstract available. PMID: 15641327
[Pubmed- indexed for MEDLINE]
McGee, JM, Tucci, MA, Edmundson, TP, Serio, CL, Johnson, RB. The relationship between concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines within gingival and the adjacent sulcular depth. J Periodontol. 1998;69(8):865-871. PMID: 9736368 [PubMed- indexed for MEDLINE]

Abstracts
McGee, JM, Erlandson, TP, Tucci, MA, Serio, CL, Johnson, RB. Gingival
Levels of TNF-B in Periodontal Disease. J. Dent. Res. 1995; 74:205, Abstr. #1550.

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