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 involving bone grafts and periodontal regenerative therapy.
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 Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Periodontology at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2008.
Professor D'Aiuto currently works as Professor and Honorary Consultant in Periodontology at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. As Head of the Unit of Periodontology at the Eastman, he teaches postgraduates and NHS trainees and leads research into the association between periodontal health and systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes and into identifying new treatments for periodontitis (both non-surgical and surgical). 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 is an internationally-recognised speaker on the topic of periodontal medicine and advanced periodontology.
Professor D’Aiuto is a GDC registered Specialist in Periodontics and works at the practice flexibly across the week.