2021 Annual Meeting Speaker

Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS
CHAIR & CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF PERIODONTICS Department of Periodontics
Evans Building, 3rd Floor
Phone: 215.898.1594
Fax: 215.573.3939
Email: [email protected]

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. from Vale do Itajai University 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. During his time at the University of Michigan, Dr. Neiva was mentored by world-renowned prosthodontist, Dr. Carl E. Misch (1947 – 2017), a visionary pioneer in the field of implant dentistry and author of Contemporary Implant Dentistry (1993, 1st ed.; 1999, 2nd ed.), a best-selling classic in dental academia. 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 the new 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, including the Distinguished Faculty Award (2004), Best Clinical Faculty Award (2005), Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award (2007, 2008 & 2010), and the American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award (2006 & 2016). He is a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and 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.

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

    Lectures

  • Dr. Neiva frequently lectures on both the national and international level, focusing on methods and techniques designed to enhance periodontal and implant treatment outcomes.
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    Honors & Credentials

  • Chair, Department of Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, 2019 – Present
  • Clinical Professor of Periodontics, Department of Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, 2019 – Present
  • Board Director, American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, 2019 – Present
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Oral Implantology, 2019 – Present • Oral Exam Committee, American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, 2018 – 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
  • Expert Council Member, Osteology Foundation, 2015
  • Board Examiner, American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, 2013 – Present
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants, Academy of Osseointegration, 2010 – 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
  • First Prize (Poster Competition), International Symposium of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Boston, MA, 2010
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2009 – 2010
  • In-Service Examination Committee, American Academy of Periodontology, 2009 – Present
  • Chair, Clinical Track Faculty Search Committee, Department of Periodontics & Oral Medicine, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2008 – 2009 • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Graduate Periodontics, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2008
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Graduate Periodontics, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2007
  • Acting Director of Graduate Periodontics, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2007 • Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 2007 – Present • Reviewer, Journal of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, 2006 – Present
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Quintessence International, 2006 – Present
  • Educator Award, American Academy of Periodontology, Chicago, IL, 2006 • Chair, Graduate Student Research, Midwest Society of Periodontology, 2006
  • Faculty of the Year (Nominated), Delta Sigma Delta, Delta Fraternity, University of Michigan, 2005
  • Best Clinical Faculty, Graduate Periodontics, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2005
  • 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 • Clinical Instructor, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 2000 – 2003