Welcome to RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, formerly the practice of Gerard Krueger, DDS, MS, FACP, PA.
Dr. Roberto Macedo and our entire team are excited and grateful to carry on Dr. Krueger’s work of providing top-quality prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida. As any of his patients know, Dr. Krueger is a fantastic dentist and wonderful man, and we wish him all the best as he pursues new opportunities in the academic world.
Dr. Macedo has been practicing high-end dentistry at his practice in Naples since 2001, and was also a full-time professor at the Oregon Health and Science University from 2012-2015. He and his family are thrilled to now be relocating to the St. Petersburg area. Dr. Macedo brings a wealth of experience and expertise in prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, and will be expanding the practice to offer additional treatments, including dental implants and minor orthodontics.
We are eager to maintain the strict standards of care that patients of Dr. Krueger have come to expect over the last 32 years. Our facilities, phone number, and office staff will all remain unchanged. We hope you will stop by in the coming weeks to meet Dr. Roberto Macedo.
Thank you for all of your support during this period of transition!
Dear Patient and Friends,
For the past 32 years, it has been my honor to get to know and serve you as your prosthodontist. Many of you know that I’ve been struggling with chronic back pain for quite some time. It is with mixed emotions that I need to step away from private practice dentistry and re-dedicate my passion for prosthodontics in the academic environment. Right now, I am actively pursuing teaching positions at several universities and at this point I don’t know where I’ll eventually settle.
My commitment to maintain quality care for my patients remains unwavering. For several months I conducted a thorough search for a prosthodontist whose training, skills and ideals are closely matched to mine and whose concern for quality care is paramount. With that in mind, I am pleased to announce Dr. Roberto Macedo, he will be relocating from Naples to take over my practice and will continue with the exceptional dentistry that you deserve. Dr. Macedo also brings to the practice many procedures that were not implemented in my practice so there will be less of a need to refer you out for procedures such as minor orthodontics, implants, and extractions.
Dr. Macedo has 16 years of experience in high end Dentistry; he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the UNIP University School of Dentistry and received his specialty training in Prosthodontics at UAB School of Dentistry. Dr. Macedo grew up playing competitive sports, which he continued in his college years. He married his high-school sweet heart Paula and they have two beautiful kids; Gabi and baby Nick.
I hope you will welcome Dr. Macedo and his family to this community with the same devotion and loyalty that you have shown me over the years.
Dr. Macedo will be assuming my practice effective April 28, 2017. The office telephone number will remain the same, as will the office staff. I encourage you to come in and meet Dr. Macedo. I am confident that you will find him very compatible with our practice and our practice culture.
I sincerely thank you for your support, confidence and patronage, which you have shown me over the years. I hope that you will exhibit the same trust and confidence in Dr. Macedo as he strives to maintain the strict standards and high quality of care that you have come to know and expect from our office.
Gerard Krueger DDS, MS, FACP
Roberto Macedo, DDS, MS, PhD
Dr. Roberto Macedo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 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 2012-2015 Dr. Macedo was a full-time professor at OHSU, after which time he returned to private practice. He has lectured extensively on contemporary dentistry and advanced restorative cases since 2002, with emphases on esthetics, function, and implants. Dentistry is Dr. Macedo’s passion, and he loves being able to change people’s lives by redesigning their smile. 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 his patient’s needs, develop a treatment plan, and reproduce accurately in his patient’s mouth the results that were planned to solve their problem. The challenge of complete oral reconstruction is always exciting and rewarding.
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
Our friendly team at RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry are united in our goal to provide our patients with the best possible dental care. We work hard to make sure that you are comfortable, and take the time to listen to your concerns and your needs before providing any treatment. We invite you to call us at 727-202-4459 to make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about dental care in St. Petersburg, Florida. We look forward to meeting you soon!
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 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 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 travel, 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 was in her blood! She has had the good fortune to have incredible role models to show her what passion and success looks 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 you’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.Pete. 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 by working 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.