May 6, 2019 | 24th BaSS Congress | INVITED LECTURERS


Prof. Dr. Guido Maria Macaluso

Guido Maria Macaluso graduated as Medical Doctor and as Dentist at the University of Parma, (Italy),
where he also obtained his Specialization in Neurology. In 1995 defended his Thesis for the title of
Master of Dental Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). Since the second half of the
eighties, his main scientific and clinical interest have been oral function, orofacial pain,
tempormandibular disorders, sleep, sleep bruxism, periodontal surgery, implant dentistry, bone and oral
tissues reconstruction and bioengineering. He is full professor since 2006 at the University of Parma,
Faculty of Medicine. He became assistant professor at the School of Dentistry of the University of Parma
in 1991 and in 1999-2005 he was associate professor. Since 2002 he is the director of the Postgraduate
Master Course in Implantology. He was visiting professor at the University of Aalborg (Denmark) 1997-
98 and 1999-2000. He served as the Secretary and later as the President of the European Academy of
Craniomandibular Disorders. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the
Society of Oral Physiology. He serves as vicepresident for SIMSO. He reviews manuscripts as a referee on
a regular basis for: Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Orofacial Pain, Archives of Oral Biology,
European Journal of Oral Sciences, Sleep, Sleep Medicine, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation,Transactions on
Biomedical Engineering, MIUR-PRIN, Regione Piemonte. He authored or co-authored more than 200
papers and abstracts (more than 40 full papers are published in international books and journals, mostly
with I.F.). From 2017, he is Director, in the Dentistry Center, University of Parma. Since 2016, he is Dean
of Dental School, University of Parma.

Abstract Synopsis


Prof. Dr. Guido M. Macaluso, Dr. Andrea Toffoli

University of Parma, Dentistry Centre


Dental implants are nowadays considered a first-choice option to replace a hopeless single tooth,
but the clinician must consider the increasing demands of patients: therapies must be short and
painless with a functionally and aesthetically satisfying result. Great progress has been made in the
field of digital dentistry in the last years increasing the therapeutic options. Our research group
tested different traditional and digital implant-based solutions to replace a failing single tooth,
ranging from immediate temporization of post-extraction implants to computer-guided implant
positioning and to immediate loading of chair-side milled ceramic crowns. We will present the
results of clinical trials testing:
a) a digital protocol to manage a failing tooth in just in one appointment replicating the shape of the
hopeless crown with chair-side technologies;
b) the clinical significance of a socket preservation technique in respect to optimal implant
c) the possibility to immediately load an implant with a screw-retained lithium disilicate crown.
These research experiences led us to develop a consistent and scientifically sound strategy to
address the demands of patients in need of single tooth extraction, reducing the time and discomfort
of therapy and meeting the demands of esthetics.