Pierpaolo Cortellini, Italy
Dr. Pierpaolo Cortellini received his MD from the University of Florence (Italy) in 1980, and his DDS in 1984 from the University of Siena (Italy). Visiting Professor at KU Leuven (Be)Dept. of Oral Health Sciences, he is the founder of the reaserch non-profit organisations ATRO (Firenze, IT) and ERGOPerio (Berne, CH). He is Past President of the Italian Society of Periodontology and of the European Federation of Periodontology. Promoter and Coordinator of six “National Educational Projects” from SIdP, he was Scientific Chairman of Europerio 6 and of the 1st EFP Master Clinic. He runs a multidisciplinary private practice in Florence (Italy). Dr. Cortellini is involved in clinical research in periodontology since 1982, with special emphasis to periodontal regeneration, Mucogingival surgery and diagnosis. Dr. Cortellini lectures extensively on a national and international level; he is referee of the main scientific journals in the field of periodontology, and is the author of more than 150 original publications in scientific journals.