Joan Pi Anfruns, D.M.D.
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
(310) 206-6620
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  23-042 CHS


Dr. Pi-Anfruns was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. He obtained his dental degree from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain in 2004. After completing his post-graduate training at New York University and UCLA School of Dentistry, he joined the dental school faculty in 2014. Dr. Pi-Anfruns co-founded the Young Clinicians Committee of the Academy of Osseointegration and served as co-chair from 2010-2013. He currently serves as a committee member of the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Pi-Anfruns serves on the editorial board of Quintessence International (Spanish Edition) and is an ad-hoc reviewer for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants.

Educational & Professional Background

  • DMD, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, 2004

  • Advanced Implant Dentsitry, NYU, 2007

  • Surgical Implant Fellowship, UCLA, 2014

Research & Interests

  • Dental Implants

  • Bone & Soft Tissue grafting

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Osseointegration

  • European Association for Osseointegration


  • 2n. place, UCLA Research Day, 2011

Representative Publications

  • Pi-Anfruns , J. Aghaloo, T; Site Preservation and Ridge Augmentation”. In: Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Kademani and Tiwana eds.  Elsevier Publishing , 2013, in press.

  • Pi-Anfruns J, Hrichi R, Pi-Urgell J. “Guided Bone Regeneration in a Severely Atrophic Mandible: A case report. Accepted for Publication. Quintessence International (Spanish Edition)

  • El-Ghareeb M, Pi-Anfruns J, Khosousi M, Aghaloo T, Moy P “Nasal Floor Augmentation for the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxilla: A Case Series”. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Mar; 70(3): e235-41.

Additional Information

Dr. Pi-Anfruns has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on the topics of dental implants and bone regeneration.