April 13, 2021 | Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico | Laura Marrero and Inter-American Division News
The director of the School of Dentistry in Montemorelos University, Marco Antonio Castro, DDS, was recently nominated as one of the 100 top doctors in the world for 2022 by the Global Summits Institute (GSI).
Each nomination represents a recognition for dental professionals who, according to the GSI, exemplify clinical excellence, innovation, research, organizational leadership and entrepreneurship at the service of the healthcare industry.
“It is an honor to be considered and be on par with doctors who are recognized at a world level,” said Dr. Castro. “That means that we are doing things well and that our work has a certain resonance and is of interest to research entities.” He added that “it is a privilege to be granted such recognition as a university, and as a person, and this tells us that we must try harder each day to do things better.”
According to GSI, each nominee is evaluated on their professional achievements in the areas of research, publications, continuing education, degrees obtained, previous recognitions, humanitarian efforts, contributions from innovation, leadership and outstanding contributions to their profession.
Each edition of “The Top 100 Doctors” includes distinguished professionals who are selected among thousands of others from over 70 countries.
A native of Guatemala, Castro, 39, obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala, as well as a Masters of Oral Rehabilitation and Cosmetic Dentistry. He also has a Masters in Oral Implantology from the University of California in Los Angeles, (UCLA) California, United States, and has a postgraduate degree in Scientific Research from the San Carlos University in Guatemala.
Dr. Castro’s piece on the Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)–which is used to accelerate the healing of soft and hard tissue for endodontics—was included in Richard J. Miron’s Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin, a book published by Quintessence Publishing. Castro has two additional PRF research articles that are scheduled to be published soon.
In addition to his leadership responsibilities at Montemorelos University, Dr. Castro is working with the Research and Development Health Sciences Center at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on additional research articles. He also ran his own dental practice in Guatemala for more than ten years.
The GSI, in addition to recognizing the work of outstanding professionals, facilitates closer relationships between peers to maximize the exchange of information and collaboration.
All the nominees get to participate in the annual events by presenting their work. Dr. Castro will be representing Montemorelos University at the 2022 summit.
“This is of international prestige that outstanding and recognized professionals know that Montemorelos Univeristy is also doing quality research with valuable interdisciplinary teams,” said Castro.
A Seventh-day Adventist for more than a decade, Dr. Castro said it is a pleasure to be able to represent the school before students, colleagues and before God. “Guidance, knowledge, and wisdom definitely comes from God. He is who has enlightened and guided me,” he concluded.
While this nomination focuses on dental professionals, the GSI has expanded nominations to include medical doctors, optometrists, pharmacists, and chiropractors.
In previous years, other Adventist doctors, such as Dr. Joseph Kann, from Loma Linda University, California, United States, have been nominated for this prestigious recognition for their outstanding work in the area of dentistry.