About Us

Coastal Carolina Dental Forum was established with its first meeting in February of 2018. In its young life, the Coastal Carolina Dental Forum has already formed into an impressive group of Jacksonville (and surrounding area) dentists who enjoy collaborating, open discussion of treatment topics and learning from leading experts in dentistry and supporting industries. We are affiliated with the Seattle Study Club® network, a leader in the field of dental continuing education. There are more than 250 Seattle Study Clubs world wide, with over 6,700 members to date. As part of the program members are granted access to rich content in a variety of educational resources, connections to local clinicians and networking opportunities with members around the world. The Seattle Study Club organization is recognized as one of the most advanced continuing education groups for dental professionals in the world. As a member you will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations, problem-solving workshops, panel discussions and clinical treatment planning sessions. 


"This was so much more informative and interesting than I expected. Thank you! Such a great session!"

-Anonymous, 09/30/2018

"I enjoyed this CE and feel very educated on the subject"

 -Anonymous, 09/30/2018 

"Very well organized and informational"

 -Anonymous, 02/21/201


Jose Arauz, D.M.D.

 Dr. Arauz received his first dental degree (Doctor in Dental Surgery, D.D.S.) from the University of Panama in Panama City, Panama in 1997 and then his second dental degree (Doctor in Dental Medicine, D.M.D.) from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio in 2004. He completed his specialty degree in Periodontology at the University of Rochester’s world-renowned Eastman Dental Center in New York in 2002, and completed a two-year residency in advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) and general practice residency (GPR) as well. While at Case Western Reserve University, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and he taught to residents and dental students for five years. He was also Clinic Director of the residency in Periodontics, and directed courses in Implantology,Sedation, and Surgical Periodontics.  Additionally, Dr. Arauz was a staff periodontist and consultant in periodontology and dental implants at the Department of Dentistry of the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, and practiced periodontics and dental implantology in private offices located in Westlake, Lyndhurst and Mentor, Ohio. Dr. Arauz has been in practice in this area since December 2007. Moving to the beautiful Eastern Carolina area has been a “dream come true” for him and his family. Dr. Arauz is a Board Certified periodontist, Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology, and an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration and the American Board of Periodontology. The dental practice of Dr. Jose Arauz is limited to Periodontics, Implants, and Oral Medicine



Natalie Johnson

Natalie works as the Marketing Director for the office of Dr. Arauz and Event Coordinator for the Coastal Carolina Dental Forum. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. After graduation she worked as an agent Team Member at State Farm. She later moved to North Carolina in 2018 with her husband and started working for Dr. Arauz in 2019. Natalie enjoys planning high quality events, creating lasting relationships and learning new ways to improve her skills and gain new ones.