> Francesco MANGANO, DDS, PHD, FICD
Digital Dentistry: the Challenge of Numbers
The digital revolution transforms the world of dentistry. Intraoral, desktop and face scanners, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), computer-assisted-design / computer-assisted-manufacturing (CAD / CAM) software, milling machines and 3D printers, new materials represent an opportunity to improve the quality of our work. In all this, the accuracy of the machines becomes essential, and the dentist enters the world of numbers. Mathematics is the new challenge for the digital dentist: the challenge of numbers.
Dr. Francesco Mangano was born in 1979 on the Lake of Como, Italy. He graduated at the University of Milan in 2003 (110/110 cum laude). Immediately after graduation, he devoted his attention to Implant Dentistry, attending the Post-graduate Program in Oral Implantology and Bone Regeneration of the Oral Implantology Clinic, Department of Periodontology, Dental Research Division, Guarulhos University, Sao Paulo (Brazil), where he became Clinical Instructor. After this experience, he worked intensively in the field of Implant Prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry. He Founded and Coordinated the first-in-the-world 2-year Master in Digital Dentistry, at the University of Varese (Italy), in the years 2015-2018. In 2016, he completed his PhD in Biotechnologies, Biosciences and Surgical Techniques, at the Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, University of Varese (Italy).
From 2018, he is Lecturer at the Sechenov First State Medical University of Moscow, Russia. He is Section Editor for the Digital Dentistry Section of BMC Oral Health, Associate Editor for Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects, and Lead Guest Editor of International Journal of Dentistry, Biomedical Research International (Tissue Engineering Section) and Open Dentistry Journal; in addition, he works as Reviewer for the most important international, peer-reviewed journals with high impact factor.
He is Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and Founding and Board Member of the international Digital Dentistry Society (DDS). He is author of 101 scientific publications indexed in Pubmed, and published on international peer-reviewed Journals with high impact factor.
His bibliometric indexes are: impact factor 175, RG score 35.7 (Researchgate), H index 32 (Google Scholar). He co-authored two books on implant dentistry and guided implant surgery. He is in private practice in Gravedona, Como, Italy, together with Prof. Carlo Mangano, his uncle and mentor, where they founded the Studio Mangano Education, a center specialized in education and courses in Digital Dentistry.