Daniel Spagnoli, DDS, MS, PhD

Associate Professor Clinical
Department Chairman 2012-2014


A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Spagnoli received his BS in biology from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1974 and an MS and PhD in anatomy from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1977 and 1980. He received training in cell biology as a research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He then attended dental school at West Virginia University, receiving his DDS in 1985.


After completing his OMFS residency at LSUSD, Dr. Spagnoli entered private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, but maintained academic affiliations with LSU and the University of North Carolina. From 1990-2000 he was director of oral and maxillofacial residency training at the Carolinas Medical Center. His private practice, The Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, is a rotation site for training of LSU OMFS residents.


Dr. Spagnoli is the author of over 30 articles and book chapters. He has served as section editor of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal and AAOMFS Knowledge Update. In 2005 and 2006, he co-authored two award-winning papers published in the Journal of Periodontology and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His most recent article, “Dental Implants and the Use of rhBMP-2,” which appeared in the May 2011 issue of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, was reprinted in Dental Clinics of North America that same year. His research, numerous lectures, and continuing education courses are focused on temporomandibular joint disorders and surgery, tissue engineering, and preprosthetic surgery.