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Dr Francesco D'Aiuto
Periodontology
256 Grays Inn Road
London
London
WC1X 8LD
Tel: 0044 203456 1108
Fax: 0044 203456 1137
Appointment
  • Chair / Honorary Honorary Consultant in Periodontology (Monospecialty) or Restorative Dentistry
  • Restorative Dental Sciences
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Role
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor
Biography

Francesco qualified with DMD honour’s degree from the University of Naples in 1997. He attended a number of post-graduate training courses in periodontology in Italy and Sweden completing his specialty program (MClinDent) at UCL, London in 2008. His research career started with a Clinical research fellowship from the Italian Society of Periodontology (2000) followed by a PhD in clinical periodontology. He received a number of awards including the AAP clinical Research Award (2005), Antony Rizzo Young Investigator Award in (2009), Innovators in Diabetes Award from the UK Charity Diabetes UK (2012) and a Clinical Senior Lectureship from the Department of Health in UK (2010). He was appointed Professor of Periodontology and Head of the Periodontology Unit at UCL in 2017. His research focus is on the association between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and on identifying novel treatments for periodontitis (by non-surgical and surgical means). His clinical focus is on the management of periodontitis using both non-surgical and surgical means, soft and hard tissues regenerative therapies, advanced management and placement of dental implants including treatment of their complications.

Research Summary

Major area of research interest for the past 8 years has been the association of periodontal diseases with various chronic systemic diseases (diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular diseases) (Periodontal Medicine). Our group investigated the association between severe periodontitis and systemic inflammation. We were able to demonstrate that an effective control of periodontal infection was associated with a significant anti-inflammatory response. We also showed for the first time that periodontal therapy had a significant effect on markers and surrogate measures of endothelial function (flow mediated dilatation of the brachial artery) and human inflammation.
Further data from our group led to the identification of intensive periodontal therapy as a novel and reliable acute inflammatory model in humans without the use of systemic drugs. We have shown and characterized a significant inflammatory response following an intensive session of periodontal therapy.

Teaching Summary

Programme Director of the Master in Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and MSc in Periodontology. Theoretical teaching on Osteoimmunology, Periodontal Clinical Care, Physiopathology of periodontal diseases including pathogenesis, epidemiology, periodontal medicine. Masterclass on Mucoginigval Surgery, Advanced Bone Augmentation Procedures including Piezosurgery. Clinical Teaching on Basic and Advanced Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

Appointments
01-JAN-2017 Professor (Head of Unit) Periodontology unit UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2015 – 31-DEC-2016 Reader Periodontology unit UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2010 – 30-SEP-2015 HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant Periodontology unit UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2009 – 31-JUL-2010 Clinical Senior Lecturer Periodontology unit UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2007 – 30-SEP-2009 Clinical Lecturer Periodontology unit UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2004 – 31-JAN-2007 Lecturer Periodontology unit UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, United Kingdom
01-NOV-2000 – 31-JAN-2004 Clinical Research Fellow Periodontology unit UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, United Kingdom
Academic Background
    ATQ08 - Accredited as a teacher of their subject by a professional UK body  
    ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
    PGCE.  
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