Dr. Lorenzo Tavelli will join Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral Medicine and Immunity (OMII) in August as a full-time faculty member in the Division of Periodontology. He will teach periodontology, conduct clinical research, and treat patients in the Harvard Dental Center.
Dr. Tavelli graduated from the University of Milan in 2017. He completed his three-year residency in Periodontics and his Master of Science in 2020 at the University of Michigan. His main focus has been to conduct clinical research in periodontal and peri-implant plastic surgery. Dr. Tavelli has published more than 60 scholarly publications in international peer-reviewed journals in periodontics and implant dentistry. He has been the recipient of several research awards, including the 2020 American Academy of Periodontology Balint Orban Research Competition, first prize in the research competition at the 2020 National Osteology Symposium, the 2020 American Academy of Periodontology Foundation School Research Award, and first prize in the research competition at the third International Symposium on soft tissue management focused on teeth and implant dentistry in Florence, Italy. Since July 2020, Dr. Tavelli has been a clinical lecturer in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
"Dr. Tavelli was recruited after an international search with the specific purpose of enhancing not only our education and clinical care missions in periodontology, but also clinical research in OMII. Please join us in welcoming him," said Dr. Roland Baron, chair of the Department of OMII, in an announcement to the HSDM community.