Full Professor and Chair, Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Ferrara. Director, Research Center for the Study of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases, University of Ferrara (1999-present). Assistant Professor at Advanced Education Program in Periodontics and Implant Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California (USA) (1995-2004). Director, Dental Clinic, University Hospital, Ferrara (2013-present). Dean, Dental School, University of Ferrara (2013-16). President, Medical School, University of Ferrara (2014-2016). Past President of the Italian Society of Osseointegration (2007-2009). Active member of Italian Society of Periodontology, Italian Academy of Osseointegration, International Association for Dental Research. Editorial Board member for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (2000-present), Journal of Dental Research (2018-2023), member of the Peer review panel for the Journal of Periodontology. He is co-author of more than 160 papers (PubMed database) with a H-index=39, 2 textbooks and 10 textbook chapters. He was actively involved in the formulation of the 2018 Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions as well as the recent (2020) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of Stage I-III periodontitis. His private practice is limited to Periodontology and Oral Surgery.