Graduated with full marks and honors in Dentistry in 2002 at the University Federico II of Naples. Post-graduate course in “Traditional and implant-supported prosthodontics and restorative biomechanics” (2003); Master of Science and PhD in “Dental materials and their clinical applications” at the University of Siena (2004-2006); post-graduate course in “Smile esthetics” (2012).
Research Professor of Prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry at the University Federico II of Naples.
Qualified as Full and Associate Professor in 2017. Aggregate Professor of Prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry at the University Federico II of Naples and at the University of Siena.
Tutor at the International Master Program of the University of Siena in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Prosthodontics (AIOP).
Lecturer at several national and international Post-graduate and Master Courses in different Universities.
Researcher, expert and consultant for national and international dental companies.
Coworker in several PRIN projects and Principal Investigator of a FIRB research project about “Biomechanics and biomimetics in implant-supported prosthodontics” shared between the Second University of Naples and the University “Vita Salute San Raffaele” of Milan.
Author of more than 150 publications in national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals and co-author of chapters of books on Prosthodontics. Reviewer of more than 30 international peer-reviewed scientific journals. Speaker at national and international meetings.
Past President of the Membership and Recruitment Committee of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). Member of the Academy of Dental Materials (ADM) and of the Italian Society of Dentistry and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (SIOCMF). Past Secretary of the Italian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry and Implant Prosthodontics (SIOPI).
Winner of many national and international prizes for research and clinical activity in prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, biomechanics and dental materials.

Co-founder of the dental blog and community Zerodonto (


Aesthetical Prosthesis


In the last decade, the development of innovative technologies has moved in parallel with a rapid evolution of restorative materials on the rails of Digital Dentistry, opening new horizons in the field of Prosthodontics. The implementation in the daily practice of the most advanced technologies, such as CAD-CAM, laser-sintering/melting and 3D-printing, has got a synergic impulse from the enhanced mechanical and manufacturing properties of the new generation of dental materials: high strength ceramics, hybrid composites, technopolymers and high precision alloys. Among these, CAD-CAM metal-free ceramics, just like high strength polycrystalline ceramics, such as zirconia, and reinforced glassy ceramics, such as lithium disilicate, offer undeniable advantages as high esthetic potential, astounding optical characteristics, reliable mechanical properties, excellent consistency in terms of precision and accuracy due to the manufacturing technologies and more convenient production timing. These improvements have dramatically widened the restorative choices in tooth- and implant-supported prosthodontics.
The lecture will aim at reviewing the clinical and experimental data regarding all-ceramic materials in complex prosthetic rehabilitations, from traditional solutions to treatment plans based on digital workflows.