Meet the Doctor

Dr. Edward S Mortellaro Jr is a Tampa native, graduating from the inaugural class of Leto High School, 1967.  He received a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in 1971 and a Master of Science in Biochemistry from Florida State University in 1974.  At the University of Florida College of Dentistry he achieved his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1978, graduating with honors and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor fraternity.  After completing his residency and receiving a Certificate in Periodontology from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, Dr. Mortellaro returned to Tampa to practice.  Since 1981 he has practiced periodontics and oral implantology in Brandon.

Dr. Mortellaro has served as a member of the Florida State Board of Dental Examiners.  He is a co-founder of the Hillsborough County Periodontal Cross Coverage Group and past president of the Hillsborough County Periodontal Association after which he became permanent treasurer and records officer.  He has contributed to dental education as a clinical faculty member at the Graduate Resident Surgery Clinic in the Department of Periodontics at the University of  Florida,

In over 42 years of practicing periodontics and implant dentistry, Dr Mortellaro has remained at the forefront of dentistry through continued education and training in leading edge procedures and techniques. Implant affiliations included  the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Academy of Osseointegration. The ITI is an international group dedicated to expanding the applicability and predictability of implant therapy, through basic science and clinical research.  

Dr Mortellaro is the first periodontist in the Tampa Bay Area to receive training in the US and Italy in new ground breaking procedures in bone regeneration, and bone expansion techniques with simultaneous sinus re-location and implant placement.  He is also the first periodontist in the Brandon area to preform Laser Periodontal Therapy.



Undergraduate in Chemistry     Masters in Biochemistry        Doctorate in Dental Medicine         Certificate in  Periodontology                                                                                                                                                                                     

Professional Association:


American Dental Association           American Academy of Periodontology                Academy of Osseointegration







Dr. Mortellaro has been married for fifty years, and is the proud father of two accomplished adults.  He is an avid runner and supporter of all his Florida Alma maters.


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