Penn Dental Medicine

Departments & Faculty

Joseph P. Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc

Chair and Professor
Department of Periodontics
Director, Postdoctoral Periodontic Program

Education

  • DMSc, Oral Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1993
  • Certificate in Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1993
  • DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1990
  • BS, Springfield College, 1982

Honors/Credentials

  • National Institute of Dental Research Student Research Grant
  • cum laude, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • American Academy of Periodontology Student Award
  • Academy of Operative Dentistry Student Award
  • International College of Dentists Student Award
  • International Association for Dental Research Travel Grant
  • Dr. Joseph Henry Award (Excellence in Research and Clinical Training), Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Young Investigators Award, American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration Research Foundation Award
  • European Association for Osseointegration Research Prize
  • Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Distinguished Senior Faculty Award, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • E. Bud Tarrson Research Award in Oral Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Periodontology

Research Interests

Prior to joining Penn Dental Medicine in October 2005 Dr. Fiorellini was at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he served as Vice Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity; Head of the Division of Periodontology; and Program Director of Periodontology. Throughout his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Fiorellini also maintained a private practice in periodontics and implant dentistry. His areas of research include the relationship of genetics and periodontal disease and studies related to periodontal regeneration and implantology. Dr. Fiorellini currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has authored more than 50 manuscripts, reviews, and textbook chapters, and his research awards have included National Institutes of Health and International Association of Dental Research travel grants, The American Academy of Periodontology Young Investigators Award, The Academy of Osseointegration Research Award, and The European Association for Osseointegration Research Prize. He was also the recipient of the 2005 E. Bud Tarrson Research Award in Oral Plastic Surgery from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.

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Joseph P. Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc
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