Dr. Roberto Macedo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Paulista University School of Dentistry in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2001. He then completed his Master of Science degree, focusing on operative dentistry at the University of São Paulo School of Dentistry. Following this, he participated in a combined program between the University of São Paolo and the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry focused in restorative dentistry/dental materials. In 2009, Dr. Macedo began his residency in prosthodontics at the UAB Dental School and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
He began practicing dentistry at his private practice in 2001, which he continued until beginning his prosthodontic residency. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Macedo was a full-time professor at OHSU, after which he returned to private practice. He has lectured extensively on contemporary dentistry and advanced restorative cases since 2002, with emphases on aesthetics, function and implants. Dentistry is Dr. Macedo’s passion, and he loves being able to change people’s lives by redesigning their smiles. Dr. Macedo has received advanced training in numerous areas of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, smile design, smile makeovers, full mouth rehabilitation and oral surgery.
Dr. Macedo has been involved in numerous complete oral rehabilitations throughout his career. One of the many strengths he has developed in his residency training and throughout his career is the ability to identify a patient’s needs, develop a treatment plan and accurately produce the results that were planned to solve their problem. The challenge of complete oral reconstruction is always exciting and rewarding to our dentist.
Dr. Macedo is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American College of Prosthodontics
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Pinella County Dental Association
- Seattle Study Club
- The Editorial Board of the Journal of Oral Science and Health
See Dr. Macedo’s impressive Resume!
Meet Our Team
At RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide quality dental care with honesty, integrity and a gentle touch. Our dentist and team are dedicated to making your experience at our office as comfortable as possible. Give us a call today at 727-202-4459 to schedule your appointment and learn more about our comprehensive dental services in St. Petersburg, Florida. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!
Katherine Mountain, EFDA, CDA, AADOM — Office Manager
Our Office Manager, Kathy, graduated from Concorde Career Institute in Tampa, Florida, in 1985. She is a certified dental assistant with a membership in the American Dental Assistants Association and the American Association of Dental Office Managers, and she has worked in the front office for 20 years. As the patient coordinator, Kathy assists our patients with treatment plans, financial options and any insurance questions, and she is cross-trained to help chairside with any dental procedures. The most rewarding part of Kathy’s job is walking her patients through their visit from the initial phone call up until they walk out the front door after a great dental experience. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, bowling, reading, quilting, boating, going to the beach and especially spending time with her Jack Russell terrier, Scooter.
Sue Applefield, RDH, BS — Dental Hygienist
Sue comes from three generations of dental background. Having grown up with an orthodontist grandfather, a pediatric dentist father and a cosmetic dentist brother, the dental profession has been in her blood! She has had the good fortune to have incredible role models to show her what passion and success look like. She has seen firsthand for three generations how treating patients with integrity, honesty and excellent clinical skills creates and sustains a reputable, lifelong dental practice. Sue believes that treating patients the way that she’d want to be treated, coupled with quality care and an exemplary work ethic, is the key to creating healthy mouths with magical smiles!
Sue has a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Loyola University, New Orleans, and worked for twenty-seven years for this prosthodontic practice prior to Dr. Macedo moving to St. Petersburg. Sue is married with four grown children and has an insatiable love for her beagles.
Lisa — Dental Assistant
Lisa started working in dentistry in 1986 at the front desk of a dental office. During this time, she quickly realized that dental assisting was her passion, and she received her expanded duties certificate from the University of Florida in 1986. For Lisa, it is very rewarding to be a part of helping people get back to a healthy, beautiful smile. She believes that when you can smile with confidence, it can change who you are! She is excited to be part of this new, innovative team. The mission and vision of Dr. Macedo is the future of dentistry!
Lisa was born and raised in St. Petersburg, and she is a very proud resident. She loves the energy of this beautiful city and all it has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, listening to music, going to art festivals and music festivals, boating, gardening, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.