Dr. Aquilino joined the College of Dentistry in 1982 as a member of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics. He directed the prosthodontic graduate program from 1987-2001 and was head of the department from 2000-2006. Dr. Aquilino retired in 2015.
Dr. Aquilino's primary teaching responsibilities are divided between the predoctoral and graduate curriculum. This includes both preclinical and clinical instruction in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics. He is currently the coordinator for the department's preclinical prosthodontic curriculum.
Primary activities include the diagnosis and interdisciplinary treatment of the complex restorative patient, including patients who require implant supported prostheses, patients with severe attrition, as well as the treatment of patients requiring both fixed and removable prostheses.
Dr. Aquilino's research activities include evaluating the clinical outcomes of prosthodontic treatments, educational outcomes research, implant biomechanics, and dental biomaterial research. He is actively involved with directing graduate MS research.
Dr. Aquilino has served as a reviewer for Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Journal of the American Dental Association, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and Journal of Prosthodontics. He has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and also the American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. Aquilino is past president of the American Board of Prosthodontics.