Dr. Spagnoli completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Dentistry and Charity Hospital in 1989. In 1991 Dr. Spagnoli became certified by The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and is a past board examiner. Following residency he entered private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina at University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which eventually became The Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery. While practicing in Charlotte, Dr. Spagnoli maintained academic affiliations with Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina. The Charlotte practice became a training site for OMFS residents initially from the UNC, and then and currently from LSU. From 1990-2000 Dr. Spagnoli served as director of Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Training as Carolinas Medical Center.
In 2012 Dr. Spagnoli became the James Peltier Chairman of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Director of Dental School Hospital affairs at the LSU Health Science Center School of Dentistry. During his time as chair he worked to grow the OMFS department’s academic program and faculty, as well as develop new clinic and hospital relationships for the department.
Dr. Spagnoli is the author of over 30 articles and book chapters. He has served as a section editor of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal and AAOMS 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 related to Bone grafting and Bone Morphogenetic Protein. Recent articles include “Dental Implants and the Use of rhBMP-2,” coauthored with Dr. Bob Marx which appeared in the May 2011 issue of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, and was reprinted in Dental Clinics of North America the same year. His Chapter authored together with Dr. Christopher Choi on Extraction Socket grafting with BMP was published in the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America in 2013, and his recent book co-edited with Dr. Myron Tucker and Dr. Brian Farrell on Orthognathic surgery was published in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America in 2014. His research, numerous lectures, and continuing education courses are focused on Bone grafting, Dental Implants, Tissue engineering, Reconstructive surgery, Temporomandibular joint surgery, and Preprosthetic surgery.