Dr. Bob Oro, DMD, MAGD

Dr. Bob Oro considers himself the luckiest Dentist in the world. After graduating with honors from Queens College, City University of New York, he chose to follow his dream and began his dental school journey in Guadalajara, Mexico.

His passion and persistence for dentistry paid off two years later when he was invited to join the Junior dental class at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After graduating in the top quintile, he accelerated his training with the coveted acceptance to the highly selective two-year General Practice Residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Brookdale HMC was a unique experience within dentistry as Dr. Oro was trained as a physician of the mouth. His two year inner city hospital training prepared him to be a full member of the primary health care team.

Dr. Oro became the youngest dentist ever to earn the Academy of General Dentistry’s prestigious Mastership Award in 1988.

Drs. Oro have served organized dentistry at the local, state and national level.

From 1994 to 2000, Drs. Oro lectured nationally to dentists redefining the future of private practice dentistry. Their vision for integrative oral health care combines the talents of both doctors for each patient, positioning them as leading pioneers in the oral health /overall health connection. Their journey has been documented in both the Journals of American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

After practicing in Westchester County, NY they chose to spend more time with their family and relocated to Oro Valley in 1996. Drs. Oro are pillars of their community. Their many community awards and contributions are listed below.

Dental education and service to the Profession

  • - Economics with Honors BA Honors Economics from Queens College, City of New York
  • - Autonomous Universidad de Guadalajara
  • - Founded Free Dental Clinic for poor in San Francisco Church in Atemajac, Mexico
  • - DMD University Of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • - Two Year General Practice Residency Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
  • - Instructor Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Fixed Prosthodontics (crown and bridge)
  • - Implant Research/Restoration Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
  • - Private practice in Cortlandt Manor, NY (suburb of NYC in Westchester County)
  • - President Peekskill Yorktown Dental Society
  • - Fellowship Award in Academy of General Dentistry in Detroit, Michigan
  • - Mastership Award in Academy of General Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois (the AGD’s most prestigious award, one of six dentists in Southern Arizona (1988))
  • - National Lecturer on the Future of Private Practice Dentistry and Overall Patient Healthcare, 1994-Present
  • - Moved to Oro Valley, AZ , private practice, Innovator of the DENTAL VIRTUAL FACELIFT® (DVF®) 1996
  • - “The Great Debate – Examining Traditional and Managed Care Dentistry: Critical Issues, Controversies and Solutions from the Experts” was developed and mediated by Dr. Oro. He singlehandedly brought together leaders in dentistry, Drs. Gordon Christensen, Don Mayes, and Marv Zatz from opposing camps for the benefit of dentistry and the patients it serves. This breakthrough forum opened communication lines previously closed and changed the face of dentistry. Feb 17, 1999 New York
  • - 2004-present AMERICA’S TOP DENTISTS-Rehabilitative Dental Medicine
  • - Delegates to Board of Southern Arizona Dental Society to the Arizona Dental Association 2008-2015

Community Awards and Recognition

  • - Founded DACA (Dentistry As Children’s Advocates) bringing awareness to ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura)
  • - Speaker for Las Familias 1996-2000
  • - Community lecturer on Dental/Overall Health Connection 1996-Present
  • - “If You Ask Me” contributor Arizona Daily Star 1999-2006
  • - Wrote a Weekly Column “Enjoy the Journey” Northwest Arizona Daily Star 2006-2013
  • - 2006-2012 - Co-founder "Healthiest Town in America" Initiative (www.healthiesttowninamerica.com) Bringing community awareness to the epidemic that is obesity, diabetes and overall health issues.
  • - Workplace Excellence Award of Greater Tucson / Bocker-Meza Innovation Award for Quality and Innovative Human Resource Practices
  • - Pinnacle Award Micro Business of the Year/ Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce 2007
  • - Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Celebration Award for Events, Programs, and Studies 2008
  • - Poster Family for Casas de los Ninos Foster Care/Adoption Campaign 2012-present
  • - Winner Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona Business Ethics Award 2008
  • - Proud Parent of Philip and Anna
  • - Happily Married to best friend and partner-in-life, Deb

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