Dr. Edo Lavi is a graduate of UMDNJ Dental School (now Rutgers) and NYU Post Graduate School of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. After graduating with honors from the University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey, Dr. Lavi was a general practice resident at Long Island College Hospital, where he gained a deeper appreciation of dental treatment in the context of greater overall health and quality of life. He became experienced with medically compromised and handicapped patients, as well as severe head and neck trauma emergencies.
The following year, Dr. Lavi became chief resident at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. During that year, he had the opportunity to research, publish, and lecture on the topic of sleep apnea, which had just begun to gain recognition.
After once again graduating from NYU orthodontic school with honors in 2003, Dr. Lavi established his office in Israel. He felt truly blessed to be one of the few members of the American Association of Orthodontics to practice orthodontics in Israel at the highest level until relocating to Maryland in the fall of 2019.