Acela Martinez Luna, DMD, MS, a Periodontist with East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine


Get to know Periodontist Dr. Acela Martinez Luna, who serves patients in Greenville, North Carolina.

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(YorkPedia Editorial):- New York City, New York May 23, 2022 ( – A board-certified periodontist, Dr. Martinez serves as the Division Director of Clinical Implantology and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Eastern Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. Her clinical interests include implant dentistry, digital dentistry, 3D printing, periodontal plastic surgery, and periodontal and guided bone regeneration.

The ECU School of Dental Medicine educates North Carolinians to be tomorrow’s solution to the oral healthcare shortfall in the state. They prepare students who are inclined to serve rural and underserved populations, and they teach them using a national model that includes the most modern technology, intensive classroom instruction, and hands-on experience at their statewide community service learning centers.

A native of Mexico, Dr. Martinez earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry with honors from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí in 2009, and received her Certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the 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. Finally, she completed her fellowship in advanced implant dentistry at the same educational venue in 2016.

Distinguished as a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Dr. Martinez is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is board-certified by the Mexican Board of Periodontology. She has also received certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association.

On a professional level, Dr. Martinez is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the East Central Dental Society, the Hispanic Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Women Implantology Network, and the International Team for Implantology.

Periodontics is the dental specialty focusing exclusively on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.

Among her various accolades, Dr. Martinez has been the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Recognition ECU Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement (REDE) and School of Dental Medicine (2022), Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics at ECU from the American Academy of Periodontology (2021), 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).

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