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RodrigoNeiva

Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS

Chair and Clinical Professor of Periodontics

Department of Periodontics

Evans Building, 3rd Floor

Phone: 215-898-1594

Fax: 215-573-3939

Email: rneiva@upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Rodrigo Neiva currently heads the Department of Periodontics at Penn Dental Medicine as Chairman and Clinical Professor of Periodontics. After obtaining his D.D.S. in Brazil, he continued his education at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he earned a Certificate and a Master’s degree in Periodontics. In 2004, Dr. Neiva was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry before advancing to Clinical Associate Professor in 2009. He joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2010, serving as Clinical Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Periodontology. In 2017, he was awarded full Clinical Professorship, a position he held until his official transition to Penn Dental Medicine as Chairman of Periodontics in September 2019. Consistently recognized for his commitment to excellence in academic dentistry, Dr. Neiva has received numerous teaching awards throughout his career. He is a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and of the American College of Dentists, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Neiva currently serves as Board Examiner for the American Board of Periodontology and was, most notably, elected the youngest Board Director ever in the history of the organization.

Honors / Credentials
  • Board Director, American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, 2019 – Present
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Oral Implantology, 2019 – Present
  • Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy, 2018 – Present
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Florida, College of Dentistry, 2017 – 2019
  • Educator Award, American Academy of Periodontology, 2016
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists, 2015 – Present
  • Board Examiner, American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, 2013 – Present
  • Director of Graduate Periodontics, Department of Periodontology, University of Florida, College of Dentistry, 2010 – 2019
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Florida, College of Dentistry, 2010 – 2017
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Graduate Periodontics, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2010
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2009 – 2010
  • Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 2007 – Present
  • Educator Award, American Academy of Periodontology, Chicago, IL, 2006
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2004 – 2009
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Graduate Periodontics, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2004
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, 2003 – Present
Education
  • Research Fellowship, Periodontology, University of Michigan, 2004
  • M.S., Periodontics, University of Michigan, 2004
  • Certificate in Periodontics, University of Michigan, 2003
  • D.D.S., Vale do Itajai University, Brazil, 1997
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