Arlington Heights, Ill., March 27, 2017 – Drs. Joseph P. Fiorellini and Robert C. Vogel, both longtime members of Academy of Osseointegration (AO), were elected to the board of directors during the annual business meeting held as part of its 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Dr. Fiorellini is professor of periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In 1990, he received his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and in 1993, was awarded the DMSc degree in the field of oral biology and a Certificate in Periodontology.
Dr. Fiorellini has been a member of AO for nearly two decades. He has served on the Predoctoral Education Committee and is Chair of the Academy of Osseointegration/ Academy of Osseointegration Foundation Research Grant Committee. In addition, he serves as an associate editor of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (IJOMI).
Dr. Fiorellini has published more than 100 clinical manuscripts, reviews or textbook chapters and received awards related to clinical research, including the Academy of Osseointegration Research Award, the American Academy of Periodontology Young Investigators Award, and the European Association for Osseointegration Research Prize. In addition to AO, Dr. Fiorellini is the vice chair of the American Dental Association Commission on Continuing Education Provider Recognition. Dr. Fiorellini maintains a practice limited to periodontology and implant dentistry.
“I am excited to be a part of the premiere multidisciplinary implant organization. AO’s commitment to clinical and scientific excellence is second to none. I fondly remember all that AO has provided in my career. The opportunities when I was just beginning my career from networking to grant support, to now the pleasure of help young clinicians flourish in the organization and profession,” said Joseph Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc.
A native of Long Island, New York, Dr. Vogel graduated from Columbia University Dental School in 1985 and immediately moved to Florida to begin a general practice residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. It was there he decided his practice would focus on implant prosthetic treatment, research, and product evaluation. He opened his private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., working as a team member with several surgical specialists in the community.
An intense interest in implant dentistry has brought him around the world to learn, collaborate, become friends and work with many of the pioneers in the profession. As an AO member early on, he has served on numerous committees, been published in IJOMI and presented at annual meetings. He has furthered his commitment to implant dentistry as an active Fellow of the International Team for Implantology.
“It’s an honor to be part of an organization that has such a significant impact on maintaining the highest level of ethics, science and education in our profession,” said Robert Vogel, DDS.