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Lorenzo Tavelli DDS, MS

Lorenzo Tavelli DDS, MS

Full-time Assistant Professor, Director of the Postgraduate Program, Division of Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Lorenzo Tavelli, DDS, MS, PhD is a full-time assistant professor and the director of the Postgraduate program in Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Tavelli graduated from the University of Milan and then completed his three-year residency in Periodontics and Master of Science at the University of Michigan. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Tavelli’s main focus in clinical research and daily practice is microsurgical and minimally invasive soft tissue grafting procedures around teeth and dental implants, where he has been pioneering in the combined use of High Frequency Doppler Ultrasonography and wound healing biomarkers for assessing graft perfusion and the surgical outcomes. Dr. Tavelli has been extensively lecturing worldwide on these topics at the main scientific symposia. He has published more than 100 scholarly publications in the main international peer-reviewed journals while serving as an Associate Editor for Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.

He was the recipients of several research awards, such as the 2023 American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Earl Robinson Regeneration Award, the 2022 AAP Foundation Nevins Clinical Research Fellowship, the 2021 Goldman Clinical Research award from the Italian Society of Periodontology, and the 2020 AAP Balint Orban Research Award, among others.



Dr. Tavelli has no relevant disclosures.