About Dr. Morio
Dr. Morio was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the oldest of five children — all of whom are in health care as well! His two brothers are Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and his two sisters are Pharmacists. He was raised on a family farm just outside of Cedar Rapids in Palo, IA. Dr. Morio’s interest in health care started early: his mother is a nurse, and through her, he developed a great respect for how excellent medical care can truly make a difference in people’s lives. His father instilled a strong work ethic and drive to become a leader. He participated in several sports in high school and graduated from Cedar Rapids Kennedy in 1995 (just a mile away from the practice). He was inducted into the Kennedy High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
Dr. Morio’s mission along with the knowledgeable staff in their welcoming state-of-the-art facility is to provide the finest care available and exceed patient expectations.
Dr. Morio majored in Microbiology at the University of Iowa as an undergrad and developed an interest in dentistry one day while in a biology lab discussing future career paths with fellow students. His lab partner that day is now also a practicing Dentist in Cedar Rapids. He went on to dental school at the University of Iowa and held many leadership positions there, including president of the student research group and senior class co-president.
After dental school, Dr. Morio completed his four-year Oral Surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with a master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Since completion of his residency program in 2006, he has continued as an Assistant Professor at UIHC, as well as taking trauma call. He enjoys teaching and working with the oral surgery residents.
Certifications & Affiliations
Dr. Morio has served as a board member of the Linn County Dental Society, a member of the International College of Dentists, the Iowa and American Dental Associations, the Iowa and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and has been a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon since 2009. He carries hospital privileges at St. Luke’s and Mercy Medical center in Cedar Rapids, as well as The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Dr. Morio is also the director of the Black and Gold Study Club, which is a branch of the nationwide Seattle Study Club. The Seattle Study Club provides unparalleled continuing education for dentists and dental specialists. This additional advanced education constantly raises the standards of the quality of dental care for patients in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities.
Personal Life & Interests
Dr. Morio and his wife Kimberly, a practicing Endodontist have four young boys. Together, they enjoy sports (especially baseball), exploring the great outdoors, and Hawkeye Football.