Experts: Maurizio Tonetti
Maurizio Tonetti is currently clinical professor of Periodontology at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Hong Kong University and executive director of the European Research Group on Periodontology (ERGOPerio). Previously, Prof Tonetti was professor and head of the department of Periodontology at the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Connecticut. He also served as professor and head of the departments of Periodontology at the University College in London, at the University of Berne, and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He is currently the editor in chief of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
Regarding his clinical activity, as a specialist in periodontology Prof Tonetti maintains a part-time private practice limited to periodontology and implant surgery with an emphasis on regeneration, minimally invasive surgery and microsurgery. He has been working for years with leading colleagues to provide periodontal care and dental implant treatment to the world elite.
The focus of his recent research activity has concentrated on three areas: (1) improved understanding of periodontal infections and their general health consequences; (2) regeneration and bio-engineering of lost periodontal structures; and (3) replacement of irretrievable teeth with dental implants. The research of his team spans from fundamental discovery to clinical translation.
Prof Tonetti is widely recognised for his contributions to improved periodontal diagnosis and risk assessment, control of periodontitis, the practice of periodontal regeneration, and design and execution of large clinical trials in periodontology and implant dentistry. His scientific work has been cited 20,000 times and has an H-factor of 79. He has been engaged worldwide in the planning and delivery of advanced educational programs in the fields of periodontology and implant dentistry.