Tell us briefly please the main stages of your professional career and scientific work.
I graduated in 1989 at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, from that moment on I dedicated myself to the study and resolution of the reconstructive and aesthetic problems of the oral cavity, with particular attention to mini- invasive adhesive techniques, which at that time were unknown. I have attended many courses around the world and in Italy regarding aesthetic reconstruction.
Where did you acquire the professional knowledge needed for your specialty, and where and how can you permanently and continously complete and broaden that?
I had my main training by attending many courses dedicated to prosthetics and cosmetic dentistry around the world, Europe and the United States. I believe it is very useful for our continuing education to attend international academies in specific fields of interest
The IDS just lately ended, being the greatest event of the dental world. What is your opinion about the actuality of the future life shown there, is it really the route of the future?
The IDS is strongly a point of reference, the new orientation, specially with regards to prosthodontics, is the digital transformation of all the working processes, both for the clinical and the laboratory work.
We have encountered with the viewpoint that all things considered every well- trained dentist is an esthetic dentist too. Do you think that basic training is sufficient for highly esthetic and functionally stable solutions?
It depends what is meant by basic training, if we mean university education, I think it's no longer sufficient today. To be at the top of the profession today, continuous training is essential, because the materials and techniques are evolving constantly.
The general prosthodontic guidelines are mainly for the digital solutions today. Do you think that information technology is going to take the lead over in dentistry too?
Its true, digital dentistry is supplanting traditional dentistry in many fields, so surely our future will go in that direction, even if in some sectors it is not yet a substitute for traditional techniques.
What is your opinion about long-term temporary rehabilitation with the help of veneers?
I am very supportive, personally I started more than twenty years ago using these techniques, both for the front teeth and for the posterior teeth. I think that in the future we will increasingly use mini-invasive adhesive techniques for both temporary and permanent restorations.
What do you consider to be the most important in your everyday medicinal work?
The most important thing about our work is knowledge. Today being updated is particularly challenging because the evolution of techniques and materials is much faster than in the past. The role of continuing education is crucial to always be at the top of our profession.