Dr. Luigi De Socio graduated in Dentistry from the University of Siena (Italy) in 1988. The theme of his thesis was: "The treatment of fearful dental patients during surgical procedures". Dr. De Socio did his dental residency at " Le Scotte" Hospital of the University of Siena and at the Private Medical Centre "San Prospero" in Siena.

He also closely followed Dr. R. Garberoglio and Dr. F. Toffenetti, professors of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of Siena.

He partecipated in writing numerous publications for the "Rivista di Odontoiatria degli Amici di Brugg".

Later on Dr. De Socio attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (Boston, Ma), receiving certificates in Periodontology and Implantology from 1992 to 2000, therefore establishing a close professional relationship with Dr. H.P. Weber (the Director of Implant Dentistry) and Dr. M. Nevins (the Dean of Continuing Education).

During the year 2000 he attended a Clinical Research Course oriented towards Implantology and Genetic Engineering at Harvard University. He also visited the Genetics Institute and the Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. While at Harvard he was involved in patient-oriented Cognitive, Behavioral and Relaxation Restructuring Training.

Besides maintaining a private periodontal practice, Dr. De Socio attends numerous national and international symposia on Periodontology, Implantology and Holistic Medicine both as a lecturer and a visitor.

Dr. De Socio is a Member of several Professional Societies, including the A.A.P. (American Academy of Periodontology).



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