Raleigh Top-Rated Periodontal Dental Specialist
Dr. Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS, Russo Dentistry’s premier in-house Periodontist, has been practicing for over 20 years.
About Dr. Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS
Living in North Carolina since 2012 when he joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry as a Professor teaching periodontics and serving as the Director of the Periodontology and Implantology program for five years. Dr. Morelli earned his Specialization Certificate and Master’s degree in Periodontics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, and has been practicing for over 20 years.
Dr. Morelli practices periodontics full time and continues to teach at UNC Chapel Hill as an adjunct professor in the Division of Periodontology. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the fields of regenerative medicine, implant dentistry, genetics, and tissue engineering. He is highly respected in the periodontal and implant field and has received multiple industry, foundation and NIH research awards.
When Dr. Morelli is not involved in dentistry he enjoys traveling within North Carolina, exploring the outdoors with his wife and two children. He also enjoys playing acoustic guitar and cheering for the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
IBM Faculty Development Award – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Educator Award – American Academy of Periodontology
Fellow, International Team for Implantology (ITI)
The Teaching Fellowship – American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Fellowship to the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions
The Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellowship American Academy of Periodontology
First prize for the Balint Orban Memorial Competition – American Academy of Periodontology
Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship in Periodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan
Honorable Mention in the Graduate Student Research Forum in the Midwestern Society of Periodontology, Chicago, IL
- American Academy of Periodontology
- International Team for Implantology
- American Academy of Osseointegration
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Association
- North Carolina Society of Periodontology
- International Association for Dental Research
- American Association of Dental Research
- Southern Academy of Periodontology
Dr. Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS has joined the Dr. Russo team as an expert periodontist to bring expert periodontal care to the Raleigh area.