Fernando Astorga


Fernando received his dental degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1995, after graduation he attended an AEGD program at the Universidad Santa Maria in 1996, Caracas-Venezuela. Later he attended a Dental Implant Preceptorship program at the University of Texas-Houston. After completion in 1998, he moved back to his native Venezuela and held a private practice for nine years while serving as a part-time faculty at the Universidad Santa Maria. He moved to North Carolina and obtained his Certificate and Master in Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2013. He joined the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in June 2013. Dr. Astorga was the director of Occlusion 1, Treatment Planning, Critical Thinking and Treatment Planning and Case Presentation. He served as the Director of Lifelong Learning and Continuing Dental Education. He has lectured extensively both locally, nationally, and internationally at CE events. In May 2021 Dr. Astorga joined the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry in the Comprehensive Oral health Department as a Preceptor and the Director of the Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists (ASPID). He is the director of the Critical Thinking and Inquiry Case Based Learning courses.