MACALUSO Guido Maria

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Name: Guido Maria Macaluso

Degrees: M.D., D.D.S., M.S.

Appointment: Dean of the Dental School, University of Parma
Professor & Chair of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
Director of Centro di Odontoiatria

Address Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia
Centro Universitario di Odontoiatria
Università di Parma
Via Gramsci 14
43126, Parma, Italia

tel.: +39 0521033659

Registration: 4513, albo provincia di Parma

Date of birth: 06/02/1964

Place of birth: Italy

Languages: Italian (mother tongue)
English (fluent)

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Doctor of Dental Science (D.D.S), University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Specialization in Neurology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Master of Dental Sciences (M.S) Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

1995- Head of the Orofacial pain clinic and of the Periodontology and Implantology clinics at the “Azienda Ospedaliara Universitaria” of Parma
1998-2000 Visiting Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark
2002 Visiting Professor at Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
2004 Visiting Professor at University of Montreal, Canada
1991-1999 Research scientist at University of Parma, Italy
1999-2006 Associate Professor at University of Parma, Italy
2006- Full Professor (SSD med/28 Malattie Odontostomatologiche) at University of Parma, Italy
2010- Head of the Master in Implant Dentistry
2003- Head of the Master in Oro-facial Pain
2013- Chief Medical Officer of the Dental School, University of Parma, Italy
2014- Fellow of IMEM-CNR
2016- Dean of the Dental School, University of Parma, Italy

2009 “Premio Venezia”, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada
2010 European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) basic research award “Rough titanium topography upregulates FoxO/betacatenin signalling in mesenchymal cells and protects them from oxidative stress”
2011 Calandriello Award (Italian Society of Periodontology) “Precisione del posizionamento implantare software-guidato: un nuovo metodo di analisi fotogrammetrica”
2012 “Premio Dentista Moderno” (Dentista Moderno)
2013 Roberto Cornelini research prize (Sweden and Martina) “Periostin improves cell adhesion to implantable biomaterials and affects osteoblastic gene expression on titanium surfaces”
2015 Goldman Award (Italian Society of Periodontology) “Novel Aptamer-based implantable scaffolds for tissue regeneration”
2015 European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) travel grant (basic research) “Stanozolol’s efficacy on bone regeneration in rat calvarial critical-size defects”
2015 European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) travel grant (clinical research) “Implant supported restoration following horizontal ridge reconstruction by means of autogenous or homologous bone block grafts: 5 - years clinical results of a RCT”
2016 Goldman Award (Italian Society of Periodontology) “Lo stanozololo caricato su scaffold di osso bovino deproteinizzato promuove la rigenerazione ossea nel ratto”
2016 Calandriello Award (Italian Society of Periodontology) “Riabilitazioni implanto-protesiche in seguito a ricostruzione alveolare orizzontale per mezzo di innesti di osso autologo o omologo: risultati clinici di uno studio multicentrico randomizzato e controllato dopo 5 anni di follow-up”

He owns a registered patent and a PCT. He is founder and CEO of A.R.T – Apta Regenerative
Technologies, a start-up company in the field of regenerative biomaterials.


Reviewer (ad hoc) in scientific journals: Acta Biomedica, Acta Metallurgica Sinica (english letters), Advances in Materials Science and Engineering , Archives of Oral Biology, Biomaterials, Brain Research, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Clinical Oral Investigation, Dental Cadmos, European Journal of Oral Sciences, International Journal of Medical Nano Research, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine, Journal of Dentistry and Orofacial Surgery, Journal of Drug Design and Research, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Orofacial Pain, Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity, Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Journal of Sleep Research, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Minerva Stomatologica, Oral Health and Dental Management, Plos One, Psychiatry Research, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine, The Open Dentistry Journal, Tissue and Cell, Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Urology.

Other Peer Review activities (PhD jury, Grant peer review)
• Trinity College, Dublin
• MIUR (Italian Ministry for Research and University)
• Regione Piemonte
• Provincia Auntonoma di Trento
• ANVUR (as GEV for VQR 2011-14).

Main grants as PI:

1. BONEDAMAT: bioactive printed substitute for bone regeneration – preclinical study American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation, 2017 (20.000 $)

2. Does titanium surface hydrophilicity/wettability influence soft tissue cell adhesion and migration by promoting integrin mediated mechanisms? ITI Foundation, 2017 (29.224,80 €) Ref. N.: 1263_2017

3. Effects of IgG absorbance to Bio-Oss® on blood plasma protein adsorption, macrophages activation and osteoblasts response. Geistlich Pharma, 2016 (5.000 €)

4. Can adjacent implants be placed at 2mm distance when using platform shifting and immediate loading? Nobel Biocare, 2011 (11.500 €)

5. Does scalloped profile influence bone and soft tissue around implants in extraction sites with immediate function? Astra Tech AB, 2011 (15.000 €) Ref. N.: D-201-029-2011

6. Stanozolol efficacy on bone regeneration in rats. Geistlich Pharma, 2014 (7.500 €)

7. Periostin as a tool to enhance surface compatibility of endosseous implants. ITI Foundation, 2012 (32.295 €) Ref. N.: 839_2012

8. Does a reduced distance between immediately loaded, platform-shifted implants jeopardize esthetic results? Nobel Biocare, 2011 (11.500 €) Ref. N.: 2011-1039

9. Fundings for the renovation of the Dental School of the University of Parma. Fondazione Cariparma, 2008 (1.437.000 €) Ref. N.: 2008/0273

10. Role of WNT signalling in the regulation of cell commitment by titanium surface topography. ITI Foundation, 2008 (45.400 CHF) Ref. N.: 593_2008

11. Research Programme “Regione-Università” – Area 1.B - “Regenerative medicine in osteo-articular diseases” WP5 – Application of Mesenchimal Stem Cells and platelet rich plasma in oral and maxilla-facial surgery. WP6 – Regeneration of alveolar multidimensional defects with allogen vs. autogenous bone graft: a multicentric trial. Regione Emilia Romagna, 2007-2009 (70.000 €)

His main scientific and clinical interests are on oral function, orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, sleep, sleep bruxism, sleep disorders periodontal and oral surgery, implant dentistry, bone and oral reconstruction and bioengineering.
He is currently involved in two major research areas encompassing translational research at all levels (in vitro, in vivo/preclinical and clinical):
• Biomaterials and reconstructive periodontal and peri-implant surgery,
• Dental sleep medicine and trigeminal neurophysiology
His research work is particularly focused on the biomaterial-cell interaction, with the aim to optimize biomaterials for oral tissue engineering. In the past years he has focused on the possibility to use aptamers to implement different kinds of biomaterials for clinical applications in bone regeneration, implantology and periodontology

• H-like reflexes and M-responses in human masticatory muscles. "Osaka International Oral Physiology Symposium 1994", Osaka (Giappone), 1994.
• H- reflexes in the human masticatory muscles. "Society of Oral Physiology (Stor Kro Club) 19th Conference", Edinburgo (Scozia), 1995.
• Temporalis H-reflexes and motor unit recordings. "Seminario presso l'Università di Aalborg (Danimarca)", 1997.
• Sleep microstructure in bruxism. "Simposio presso l'Università Cattolica di Lovanio (Belgio)", 1998.
• New aspects of sleep bruxism - a CAP analysis. "Sleep, Pain and Bruxism", Aalborg (Danimarca), 1998.
• Trigeminal and facial reflexes as a tool in human pain research? "First European meeting on brainstem reflexes and functions", Barcellona (Spagna), 1998.
• Oral diseases and sleep. "Simposio presso il Centre de medecine du somneil di Genolier (Svizzera)", 2001.
• Sleep bruxism as a motor disorder. "Second European meeting on brainstem reflexes, functions, and related movement disorders", Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2001
• Dental problems and oral health. "Healthy and active ageing fo all europeans. VI European Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics" Saint Petersburg (Russia), 2007
• Physiopathology of nocturnal bruxism. "XX SIDO International Congress." Napoli, 2007
• Intracortical facilitation and inhibition of masseteric motor cortex in man. "25th Conference. Society of Oral Physiology. Store Kro Club", Naantali (Finland), 2007.
• Placebo Responses and Therapeutic Responses: How are they Related? "AAOP 32nd Scientific Meeting", Los Angeles, CA (USA), 2008.
• Pathophysiology of Sleep Bruxism. "Bruxism. All questions, some answers. International Symposium", Bordeaux, 2008.
• TMD therapy: efficacy or effectiveness? Or does it happen in the patient's mind? "Neuroscience meets clinic. An update on headache and orofacial pain. EACD annual meeting", Zürich, 2008.
• Management of bruxism in dental practice. "EACD2010: pain and dysfunction - an update on diagnosis and therapy", Napoli, 2010.
• Sleep arousal & bruxism."Symposium Tribute to Sandro Palla and Alain Woda: Recent Research Advances in Orofacial Pain, Motor Function, Dysfunction and Rehabilitation", Spineto, 2010.
• Sleep and pain. "EACD - Pain and dysfunction: an update on decision making", Paris, 2012.
• Sleep bruxism: Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches from a multidisciplinary point of view. "5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine", Valencia (Spain), 2013.
• Sleep Bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea. "Craniomandibular Disorders, Orthodontics and Orofacial Pain.Diagnosis and management", Spineto, 2014.
• Gone with the WNTs. "Simposio presso l'Università di Berna", 2014.

Visiting Fellow at University of Zürich, University of California at Los Angeles, University of
Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Aalborg, University of Montreal,
University of Münster, University of Arkansas Medical School.

1996- EACD - European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders
1996- American Academy of Periodontology
1995- Society of Oral Physiology
2010- SIMSO - Società Italiana di Medicina del Sonno Odontoiatrica


Participation in Committees (Research)
2010-2013 Vice-president and founder of SIMSO (Società Italiana di Medicina del Sonno Odontoiatrica)
2009-2014 and 2015-2017 Coordinator for the clinical reccomentations in Gnathology (FNOMCeO / Ministero della Salute)
2008-2014 Coordinator of the “Giunta dei docenti italiani di Gnatologia”
2005 President of the European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders(EACD).
1999-2006 Board member of the European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders (EACD), secretary 1999-2004

He holds senior lecturer position at the University of Parma Dental School for Periodontology, Implant Dentistry and Orofacial Pain. He also teaches Oral diseases at the Medical School.

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

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