Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS

Meet Our Award-Winning Periodontist
Serving Raleigh, NC

Dr. Morelli earned his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry before completing his Certificate and Masters degree in Periodontics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Morelli further distinguished himself from his peers by becoming a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. 

In 2012, Dr. Morelli moved to North Carolina to serve as a full-time professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Dentistry, teaching periodontics and serving as the Director of the Periodontology and Implantology program for five years. While at UNC Chapel Hill, he received several awards acknowledging his clinical skills and excellence in teaching.

Dr. Morelli continues to teach at UNC Chapel Hill as an adjunct professor in the Department 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.

Dr. Morelli showing a smiling patient her results in a hand mirror
Dr. Morelli educating a patient
A Widely Published Author

Dr. Morelli has co-authored 25 peer-reviewed articles published in highly regarded scientific journals. These include:

  • Journal of Endodontics | Periapical Microsurgery: A 4-dimensional Analysis of Healing Patterns.  

  • Nature of Protocols | An experimental murine model to study periodontitis.  

  • The Journal of Oral Implantology | Comparing initial wound healing and osteogenesis of porous tantalum trabecular metal and titanium alloy materials.  

  • Journal of Dental Research | Interdental Cleaning Is Associated with Decreased Oral Disease Prevalence.  

Dr. Morelli Maintains Several Professional Affiliations

​Our periodontist has earned membership in the:

Academy of Osseointegration
American Academy of Periodontology
American Association of Dental Research
American Dental Association
International Association for Dental Research
International Team for Implantology
NC Dental Society
Southern Academy of Periodontology

Outside the Office


When Dr. Morelli is not working at our periodontal office in Raleigh, NC, he loves traveling throughout the state of North Carolina and exploring the outdoors with his wife and two children. He also enjoys playing acoustic guitar and watching the Carolina Hurricanes.

5-Star Reviews From Raleigh


Joanna McGuire


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First & foremost, Dr. Morelli is a master-credentialed periodontist. He anchors his practice with a highly-skilled administrative and technical support team whom seamlessly carry out their duties with intuitive ease. Dr. Morelli is also a well-documented innovator and established practicing teacher of everything periodontia. The fact that he has the touch of an angel, possesses a refreshingly high degree of emotional intelligence = compassion = your dignity stays in tact = YOU WIND UP FEELING HAPPY 

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Jeff Futch


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Very friendly and caring staff. Best decision I've made concerning my teeth. Was nervous and scared at first. The whole team took time to walk me through the process.  Definitely was less painful than I thought it would be. Dr. Morelli did an awesome job on my top and bottom implants. Very happy to have my smile back. I strongly recommend.

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Dr. Morelli's Comprehensive Services

Gum Disease Treatment

Laser Therapy

Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures

Other Services

  • Bruxism Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Exam
  • Surgically Facilitated Orthodontics (SFOT)
  • Guided Bone and Tissue Regeneration
  • Bone Morphogenic Protein
North Carolina Implants and Periodontics

North Carolina Implants and Periodontics

Established in 2018, our practice is led by Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS. His professional affiliations and distinctions include:

AAP: American Academy of Periodontology

ADA: American Dental Association

Diplomate - American Board of Periodontology

Fellow - International Team for Implantology

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