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Meet Dr. Pellegrini

Dr. Gretel Pellegrini, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.

Gretel Pellegrini, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S., received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, and continued her post-doctorate training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery obtaining a Master of Science Degree in Periodontics at Columbia University, serving as Chief Resident.

Prior to this experience, Dr. Pellegrini received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and PhD degree with honors from the University of Buenos Aires, where she served as Vice-Director of the Dental Hospital, as well as Faculty, for more than 16 years. As a specialist in bone grafts and mineralized tissues, Dr. Pellegrini conducted Postdoctoral Research in Bone Biology at Indiana University, one of the finest centers for bone research in the country. Since 2012, Dr. Pellegrini has been director and scientific advisor of multiple trials for bone regeneration devices for the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Conformité Européenne (CE).

Dr. Pellegrini has published multiple peer review papers and serves as reviewer of prestigious journals. Over the years, she was the recipient of numerous awards including the Tenenbaum Award in Periodontal Research, the Divisional Excellence in Periodontics Award by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Association of Dental Alumni, the Lionel Abzug Scholarship Award, the Ralph and Jessica Kaslick Award, Columbia’s Program for Diversity and Inclusion in Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (DICE) Award, and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Award, among others.

Dr. Pellegrini is board eligible from the American Board of Periodontology and is a proud member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, Columbia University Chapter. In her free time, Dr. Pellegrini enjoys spending time at her studio, playing the cello, piano and guitar, as well as traveling and spending quality time with her family.