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G. Zucchelli

Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli, DDS, PHD graduated in 1988 from the University of Bologna, Italy with a degree in dentistry. He is Professor of Periodontology and Implantology at the University of Bologna, Italy since 2000. Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli received many awards for clinical research in periodontology in Europe and the United States. Innovator of several soft tissue plastic surgical techniques, Prof Giovanni Zucchelli is also author of more than 100 publications in Pubmed. He was speaker at major international conferences on periodontology and has taught theoretical and practical (with live surgery) courses in numerous countries. Prof Zucchelli is the author of the book title, ‘Mucogingival Esthetic Surgery’ best seller from Quintessence Publishing which is published in 10 different languages and co-author of two illustrated textbooks on periodontal plastic surgery (Ed. Martina) and of the chapter “Mucogingival Therapy-Periodontal Plastic Surgery” in Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (Lindhe J, Lang NP, Karring T [eds], Wiley-Blackwell.

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Professional Activities

International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry US
International Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry US

Skills and Expertise

Esthetic Mucogingival Surgery
Soft Tissue Esthetic Surgery

Speaker and Chairman

8th World Congress of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry New frontiers for esthetic soft tissue coverage around teeth and implants Bavaria, Upper Bavaria, Munich, DE 2013


European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) Active member
European Association for Osteintegration (EAO) Member
Italian Society of Periodontology and Implantology (SIDP) Active Member


Professor of Periodontology Bologna University Associate Professor Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT


The connective tissue graft wall technique and enamel matrix derivative to improve root coverage and clinical attachment levels in Miller Class IV gingival recession Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. Zucchelli G, Mazzotti C, Tirone F, Mele M, Bellone P, Mounssif I. 31/8/2014
Coronally advanced flap with and without connective tissue graft for the treatment of multiple gingival recessions: a comparative short- and long-term controlled randomized clinical trial J Clin Periodontol Zucchelli G, Mounssif I, Mazzotti C, Stefanini M, Marzadori M, Petracci E, Montebugnoli L. 2014
Coronally advanced flap + connective tissue graft techniques for the treatment of deep gingival recession in the lower incisors. A controlled randomized clinical trial J Clin Periodontol. Zucchelli G, Marzadori M, Mounssif I, Mazzotti C, Stefanini M. 2014
Does the dimension of the graft influence patient morbidity and root coverage outcomes? A randomized controlled clinical trial J Clin Periodontol. Zucchelli G, Mounssif I, Mazzotti C, Montebugnoli L, Sangiorgi M, Mele M, Stefanini M. 2014
Esthetic treatment of peri-implant soft tissue defects: a case report of a modified surgical-prosthetic approach Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. Zucchelli G, Mazzotti C, Mounssif I, Marzadori M, Stefanini M. 2013
Long-term effect on tooth vitality of regenerative therapy in deep periodontal bony defects: a retrospective study Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. de Sanctis M, Goracci C, Zucchelli G. 2013
Modified two-stage procedures for the treatment of gingival recession Eur J Esthet Dent. Zucchelli G, De Sanctis M. 2013

Honor and Awards

Winner of scientific prizes for the research in periodontology in Italy, USA and Europe 2014


Mucogingival Esthetic Surgery Author 5/11/2013

Additional Experience

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