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Dr. Richard Tanzilli, II, DMD


Dr. Richard Tanzilli grew up in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Biology. He received his D.M.D. from Temple University Dental School where he graduated at the top of his class and was honored with the International College of Dentists Award for Outstanding Achievement.

He also published a scientific research study in pediatric dentistry while at Temple. He then went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, and then specialized in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester, New York. While there, he published a second research study on the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).


He is proud to be recognized by Main Line Today Magazine as Top Orthodontist, as voted by his dental peers, consistently every year from 2008 through 2022. He was also honored with a Featured Cover Story  in The Doctor of Dentistry Journal.

Dr. Tanzilli is on the medical staff of Penn Medicine at Chester County Hospital. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Tanzilli is married to Therese Carlucci - Tanzilli, a 4th-grade teacher and passionate runner. Together, they enjoy raising their two very active children and their Beagle, Chelsey.

Dr. Tanzilli is a dedicated fan of Villanova Basketball and awaits their 4th National Championship! He is an avid guitarist and vocalist, performing in several cover bands and writes his own original music. He enjoys family time at the New Jersey shore, skiing, hiking, biking, running, travel and good friends.

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