HSDM’s Gallucci Honored
German Gallucci, DMD, PhD, interim chair and assistant professor of restorative dentistry and biomaterials sciences, was recently accepted as an associate fellow of the prestigious Academy of Prosthodontics. Fellowship is earned through voting by fellows after a nominee presents at the Academy’s national meeting in May. The oldest specialty organization in prosthetic dentistry, with a fellowship of distinguished clinicians, educators, and leaders of the profession from around the world, the Academy limits the size of its membership in order to promote fellowship and encourage close communication among those who share a common interest in its mandate.
In addition to his responsibilities in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, Gallucci is also director of the Division of Regenerative and Implant Sciences at HSDM. He actively participates in clinical and translational research related to fixed prosthodontics, oral implantology, and applied digital dental technology. His recent publication, "The Virtual Patient in Dental Medicine," published online on March 24, 2014, in Clinical Oral Implants Research, showcases an innovative process through which the researchers were able to digitally assemble a virtual patient with several digital files. A paper coauthored by Gallucci and HSDM colleague Sang J. Lee, which was published in 2013 in Clinical Oral Implants Research, "Digital vs. Conventional Implant Impressions: Efficiency Outcomes," is in the top 10 list of most read articles in that journal. In December 2013, Gallucci was named a fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, and in March 2014 he was an invited speaker at the Academy of Osseointegration meeting in Seattle.