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AHEC Biosketch

Dr. Carlos Barrero

Dr. Carlos Barrero (More Detail)

Dr. Barrero earned his BDS (1992) from the University El Bosque in Bogotá Colombia in 1992. After practicing general dentistry for a year, he pursued his postgraduate training in Prosthodontics (1998) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He continued his involvement in research and academics and a year later (1999) he was granted with a Masters Degree in Oral Biology from UMDNJ. Dr. Barrero was a full-time clinical instructor at UNC-CH School of Dentistry from 1999-2000. Most recently, he held an Assistant Professor position with the University of Minnesota-School of Dentistry for 8 years. Dr. Barrero returned to North Carolina as a Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics in 2008 where he practices and teaches all phases of Prosthodontic dentistry.

Dr Barrero is currently the preclinical course director of the Fixed Partial Denture course (DENT 211) taught to the second year dental students and a group leader assistant in the 4th (senior) year general dentistry clinic. He also is a faculty practice participant where he treats patients with extensive, esthetic and reconstructive dental needs. Some of the treatments he specializes in are patients with multiple missing teeth, lack of dental esthetics, severely worn down teeth, full mouth reconstruction, loss of vertical dimension, complex bite problems, congenital defects (cleft palate) and oral defects acquired (from cancer).

Dr. Barreros scholarly interests are (1) utilization of e-learning tools to improve assessment experiences during competencies in dental students, (2) development and improvement of tools for accurate transfer knowledge among young learners and (3) Color stability of materials used in restorative materials such as acrylics and BisGma. Dr Barrero also develops CE courses designed to train participants to successfully pass regional clinical boards to become or regain dental licensure status.