About Dr. Will Morio
Raised on a small farm outside of Cedar Rapids, Dr. Will Morio is the youngest of five children. His father instilled in him that it was important to wake up and look forward to what you do every single day. His older brother, Dr. Nick Morio, studied to become an oral surgeon, and Dr. Will Morio often shadowed him at the practice. This experience helped show him that helping people through oral surgery was his calling.
To him, oral surgery is the perfect mix of medicine and dentistry, and he enjoys being able to navigate the complex history of each patient to develop a treatment plan that is right for them. To him, the most rewarding parts about being an oral surgeon is helping patients become free of pain and providing them with the opportunity to smile again. He enjoys the team approach that Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists of Iowa implements and is excited to help each patient achieve their goals by discovering the best possible treatment method.
Dr. Will Morio studied Human and Health Physiology and pre-dental studies at the University of Iowa and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2015. While in dental school, he participated in a mission trip to Jamaica to provide dental treatment to underserved citizens who had no access to dental care, as well as volunteered at the Iowa Mission of Mercy. He received awards for performance during his dental school training, including the Iowa Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery award, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology award, OKU selectee, and the Dental Research Support Award. Dr. Will Morio was the recipient of the Alpha Omega Award as valedictorian of his dental school class.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Will Morio completed his four-year oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2019. During his training, he participated in extensive hands-on practice and techniques and is now an accomplished doctor in IV sedation techniques. He has a special interest in dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, jaw reconstructive surgery, oral pathology, and the management of facial trauma.
Certifications & Affiliations
Dr. Will Morio is certified by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is highly skilled and qualified in treating facial trauma and has full hospital privileges at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center of Cedar Rapids. He helps at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as an assistant professor, teaching residents and taking trauma call. Dr. Will Morio is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Personal Life & Interests
His wife, Jenna, is a physical therapist in Cedar Rapids, and together, they enjoy traveling, biking, fishing, and simply enjoying the outdoors. Watch out Wisconsin Badgers! He and his wife are big Iowa Hawkeye fans too!