Dr. Marco Ferrari, born in 1959, graduated at School of Medicine and Surgery of University of Pisa in July 1983 with maximum score and he took is General Dentistry degree in 1987 at University of Siena with laude.
He received the First Italian Award for the best Post-Graduate in General Dentistry Thesis 1987, the Award of “New Writer Contest” of Journal of Prosthodontics 1989 and the AIOP ‘Premio Martignoni’ 2017.
In 1995 he took his Ph D degree at University of Amsterdam, defending a thesis on ‘Bonding to dental structures’ with Prof. Carel L. Davidson as promoter and mentor.
From 1992, he was enrolled in the Faculty of the School of Dental Medicine at Tufts University of Boston, in the Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics Department and was appointed progressively from Clinical Instructor to Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor and finally Research Professor during the academic year 1999-present.
During October 2000 he was appointed Associate Professor at School of Dental Medicine, of University of Siena.
In June 2001 Prof. Ferrari proposed and implemented the Ph D program in ‘Dental Materials and their clinical applications’ at University of Siena.
In June 2002 he was appointed full professor at University of Siena, School of Dental Medicine.
In July 2003 Prof. Ferrari was appointed Dean of School of Dental Medicine of University of Siena.
In October 2003 he was appointed Vice Rector of International Relations of University of Siena.
In May 2005, he was also appointed Director of School of Ph D in ‘Biotechnologies’.
In July 2010 was appointed as Chair of Dental Clinic of Le Scotte Hospital, Siena (2010-2013).
He is an official evaluator of Italian Research in Dentistry Committee of The Italian Minister of Education (2008-present).
He was President of National Conference of Schools of Dental Medicine (2010-2016), the organization that collect all Italian Deans of Schools of Dentistry. He is Secretary of the Collegio dei Docenti di Odontoiatria.
He is member of the National Agency for Evaluating Research of Italian Minister of Education (2011-present).
He was Director of Department of Medical Biotechnology of University of Siena (2012-2013) the new organization that took over of a wide part of the Medical School of University of Siena.
He was promoter of 36 Ph D thesis from 2004 to now.
Around 50% of his Ph D students (18 students), after being graduated, are now professors (at full or associate or assistant professor level) in international and national Universities and several of them have high level appointments (such as two Associate Dean for Research in USA).
Prof. Ferrari received several international appointments and recognitions:
Research Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics, Tufts University, Boston (1999-present).
Adjunct Professor, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, University of Rochester (2008-present)
Visiting Professor, Xi’an University, Department of Prosthodontics, China (2007-present).
Visiting Professor, Belgrade University (2008-present).
Full Professor, Leeds University, UK (2015-present)
Prof. Ferrari was member of the Board of Accademia di Conservativa, and of Società di Odontoiatria Conservatrice, he was board member (2003-4) Secretary (2005-6), Vice-President (2007-8) and then President of Academy of Dental Materials (2009-10) and Member of the board, President of European Federation of Conservative Dentistry (2004-5) and then Past-President.
He was also board member (2008-present) and President of IADR Central Europe Division (2012-14).
He is Secretary of Dental Material Group of IADR.
He is in the editorial board of some international dental journals with impact factor (such as International Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, American Journal of Dentistry, Dental Materials, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Endodontics, referee of 10 additional international journals.) and he acts as referee of other 10 peer-reviewed impact factor dental journals.
It was also Scientific Editor of International Dentistry South Africa. He is now Editor of the Journal of Osseointegration, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.
He is author of 360 international publications (4/5 on dental journals with impact factor), and other 290 national publications and of 190 abstracts presented in international and national congress.
His School of Dental Medicine has the highest impact factor of Italian Schools of Dental Medicine, and among the best 3 of Europe.
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