Professor Francesco D'Aiuto is a leading periodontist whose area of expertise is non-surgical and surgical management of periodontal diseases, including advanced mucogingival surgery, piezosurgery, dental implants and guided bone regeneration including bone grafts and periodontal regenerative therapy, as well as leading research into the association between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and on identifying new treatments for periodontitis (both surgical and non-surgical).
He qualified in dentistry with honours at the Second University of Studies in Naples in 1997 and started his academic career and clinical training in periodontology in Italy (Naples). Professor D'Aiuto completed a clinical PhD and a Master in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Periodontology at UCL between 2000-2008.
Professor D'Aiuto currently works as Professor of Periodontology and is Head of the Unit at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute as a Reader Honorary Consultant in Periodontology, at the Eastman Dental Institute, continuing his teaching and research into the link between systemic and oral health. In 2019 he won the Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).
He has co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed articles, and he is an internationally-recognised speaker on the topic of periodontal medicine and advanced periodontology.
He is registered as a Specialist in Periodontics with the General Dental Council.