Dr. Ronald Venezie completed his undergraduate degree at the Pennsylvania State University in 1986 and earned his dental degree in 1990 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He remained in Chapel Hill to complete a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at UNC Hospitals in 1994. Dr. Venezie spent three years as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. After returning to North Carolina, Dr. Venezie spent seven years working for the NC Department of Health and Human Services – including as Dental Director for the North Carolina Medicaid Program. Dr. Venezie has more than 20 years of experience as a pediatric dentist in private practice as well as in public health.

 

Dr. Venezie resides in Cary with his wife, Michele. They have two daughters, Maria and Emily. Dr. and Mrs. Venezie are the proud grandparents of Addison and Elena. In his free time, Dr. Venezie enjoys traveling, playing golf, reading and cooking.

 

Education

B.S. (Honors) in Biochemistry –Penn State University

D.D.S. – UNC Chapel Hill

Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry – UNC Chapel Hill

M.S. in Biochemistry – UNC Chapel Hill

 

 

Professional Credentials

Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry – American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Current Certification – Basic Life Support

Current Certification – Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Adjunct Associate Professor – UNC Department of Pediatric Dentistry

 

Professional Organizations and Leadership Positions

American Dental Association

Past Chair, Council on Dental Education and Licensure

Past Delegate, ADA House of Delegates

North Carolina Dental Society

President (2016)

President-Elect (2015)

Secretary-Treasurer (2014)

Member, Board of Trustees

NC 4th District Dental Society

Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Past Member, Editorial Review Board

Past Chair, Council on Dental Care

Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry

North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Past President

Past Member, Board of Directors

American College of Dentists – Carolinas Section

Chair (2015)

Vice-Chair (2014)

Secretary (2013)

Treasurer (2012)

Chair, Ethics Committee

UNC Dental Alumni Association

 

Honors and Awards

Fellowship, American College of Dentists

Fellowship, International College of Dentists

Fellowship, Pierre Fauchard Academy

Fellowship, Academy of Dentistry International

Membership, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society

Phi Beta Kappa

Golden Key National Honor Society

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