Riccardo Di Gianfilippo, DDS, MS, Board Certified Periodontist

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Dr. Riccardo Di Gianfilippo is a periodontist diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He obtained his Master of Science in Periodontics from the University of Michigan, and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has a dental license in Italy, Switzerland, Michigan, and in the state of Washington where he currently practices as periodontist.

Dr. Di Gianfilippo produced extensive research on peri-implant bone regeneration and periodontal plastic surgery. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and currently serves a reviewer for several international journals. He is currently listed on Expertscape as top 1% worldwide contributors for the field of Gingival Recessions. He has been recognized by the American Academy of Periodontology with the Orban Award, by the Michigan Periodontal Association twice for the clinical case award, received the University of Michigan Teaching Fellowship, Jeffrey Johnston Award, and the Martignoni Award for his clinical and academic excellence.

Dr. Di Gianfilippo’s goals are pursuing a career as a periodontist clinician/researcher providing guidance in local and national professional meetings and providing outstanding patient care based on ethical principles and dedicated knowledge.

Education and Advanced Training

The University of Michigan,
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
July 2018 - June 2021Graduate Periodontics Program,
Master of Science and Certificate,
Type: full time, clinical and research, residency
Director: Hom-Lay Wang DDS, MSD, PhD
Chair: William V. Giannobile DDS, MS, DMSc
The University of Michigan, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine Ann Arbor, MI, USAJan - June 2018Periodontics Postgraduate Program,
Fellowship Certificate,
Type: full time, research
Director: Hom-Lay Wang DDS, MSD, PhD
Chair: William V. Giannobile DDS, MS, DMSc
Italian Society of Periodontology and Implantology (SIdP)
Florence, Italy
Feb - Dec 2017Annual Course of Periodontology and Implantology
Type: Part-time, hands-on
Director SIdP: Mario Aimetti DDS, MD
The University of Rome
Tor Vergata
Rome, Italy
2010 - 2016One-cycle Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master's Degree in Dentistry
DDS Degree
GPA: 4.00
Best Student Award

Peer-reviewed Journals
1. Di Gianfilippo R., Wang CW., Xie Y., Kinney J., Sugai J., Giannobile WV., Wang HL.
Effect of Laser-Assisted Reconstructive Surgical Therapy of Peri-implantitis on Protein
Biomarkers and Bacterial Load. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2023 Mar 1. doi:
10.1111/clr.14059. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36856540.
2. Pini Prato G., Di Gianfilippo R., Pannuti C.M., Allen E.P., Aroca S., Avila-Ortiz G.,
Bouchard P., Cairo F., Chackartchi T., Cortellini P., Franceschi D., Mahajan A., Mancini
E.A., McGuire M.K., Natsvlishvili T., Santamaria M.P., Scheyer E.T., Wang H-L.,
Kornman K., Chambrone L. Diagnostic Reproducibility of the 2018 Classification of

Gingival Recession Defects and Gingival Phenotype: A Multicenter Inter- and Intra-
examiner Agreement Study. J Periodontol. 2022 Dec 4. doi: 10.1002/JPER.22-0501.

3. Barootchi S., Tavelli L., Di Gianfilippo R., Shedden K., Oh T.J., Rasperini G., Neiva R.,
Giannobile W., Wang H-L. Soft Tissue Phenotype Modification Predicts Gingival
Margin Long-Term (10-Year) Stability: Longitudinal Analysis of Six Randomized
Clinical Trials. J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Jul;49(7):672-683. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13641.
4. Di Gianfilippo R., Chambrone L., Pini Prato G., Nevins M., Franceschi D. Paradigm
Shifts in the Evolution of Implant Therapy. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2022
Sep-Oct;42(5):605-612. doi: 10.11607/prd.6188. PMID: 36044690.
5. Zipprich H., Weigl P., Di Gianfilippo R. (corresponding author), Steigmann L.,
Henrich D., Wang H-L., Schlee M., Ratka C. Comparison of Decontamination Efficacy
of Two Electrolyte Cleaning Methods to Diode Laser, Plasma and Air-Abrasive Devices.
Clinical Oral Investigations. 2022 Jun;26(6):4549-4558. doi: 10.1007/s00784-022-
04421-0. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

6. Franceschi D., Rubino I., Serni L., Di Gianfilippo R., Pini Prato GP. Gingival recessions
caused by Herpes Simplex Virus in a patient with COVID-19 infection. Clin Case Rep.
2022 Aug 3;10(8). doi: 10.1002/ccr3.6056. PMID: 35937028.
7. Franceschi D, Conti M, Di Gianfilippo R, Spinelli G. Computer Assisted Mandibular
Reconstruction with a Single-Step Free Fibula Flap and Simultaneous Implant Placement.
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2022 Sep-Oct;42(5):615-621. doi:
10.11607/prd.6348. PMID: 36044692.
8. Ravida A., Siqueira R., Di Gianfilippo R., Kaur G., Giannobile A., Galindo Moreno P.,
Wang C-W., Wang H-L. Prognostic factors associated with implant loss, disease
progression or favorable outcomes after peri-implantitis surgical therapy. Clin Implant
Dent Relat Res. 2022. Apr;24(2):222-232. doi: 10.1111/cid.13074.
9. Steigmann L., Di Gianfilippo R., Steigmann M., Wang H.-L. Classification Based on
Extraction Socket Buccal Bone Morphology and Related Treatment Decision Tree.
Materials. 2022 Jan 19;15(3):733. doi: 10.3390/ma15030733.
10. Steigmann L., Steigmann M., Di Gianfilippo R., Wang I-C., Wang H-L., Chan H-S.
Comparative Assessment of Flap Advancing Techniques in an Ex-Vivo Cadaverous
Porcine Model. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2022 Jul-Aug;37(4):823-829. doi:
10.11607/jomi.9382. PMID: 35904840.
11. Di Gianfilippo R., Askar H., Henderson J., Franceschi D., Wang H-L., Wang C-W.
Intra- and Inter-Examiner Repeatability of Diagnostic Peri-implant Clinical
Measurements, a Pilot Study. J Oral Implantol. 2021 Sep 9. doi: 10.1563/aaid-joi-D-20-
00160. Online ahead of print.
12. Franceschi D., Pini Prato GP., Di Gianfilippo R. Double Connective Tissue Graft to
Treat Deep Coronal-Radicular Abrasion: A 19-Year Follow-up Case Report. Clin Adv
Periodontics. 2021 Sep;11(3):171-175. doi: 10.1002/cap.10176. Epub 2021 Jul 20.
13. Di Gianfilippo R., Wang I-C., Steigmann L., Velasquez D., Wang H-L., Chan H-L.
Efficacy of Microsurgery and Comparison to Macrosurgery for Gingival Recession
Treatment: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis. Clin Oral Investig. 2021
Jul;25(7):4269-4280. doi: 10.1007/s00784-021-03954-0. Epub 2021 Apr 29.
14. Pini Prato GP. & Di Gianfilippo R. On the Value of the 2017 Classification of
Phenotype and Gingival Recessions. J Periodontol. 2021 May;92(5):613-618. doi:
15. Wang C-W., Hao Y., Di Gianfilippo R., Sugai J., Li J., Gong W., Kornman K.S., Wang
H-L., Kamada N., Xie Y., Giannobile W.V., Lei Y.L. Machine Learning-Assisted
Immune Profiling Stratifies Peri-implantitis Patients with Unique Microbial Colonization

and Clinical Outcomes. Theranostics [IF:11.556] 2021 May 3;11(14):6703-6716. doi:
16. Sirinirund B., Di Gianfilippo R., Yu S-H., Wang H-L., Kornman K.S. Diagnosis of
Stage III Periodontitis and Ambiguities of the “Gray Zones” in Between Stage III and
Stage IV. Clin Adv Periodontics. 2021 Jun;11(2):111-115. doi: 10.1002/cap.10153.
17. Pini Prato G., Mancini E.A., Di Gianfilippo R., Franceschi D. Periodontal Plastic
Surgery for Reshaping the Mucogingival Junction Following Grafting Procedures: Case
Reports. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2021 Mar-Apr;41(2):207-214. doi:
10.11607/prd.5221. PMID: 33819325.
18. Di Gianfilippo R., Sirinirund B., Vera Rodriguez M., Chen Z., Wang H-L. Long-Term
Prognosis of Peri-Implantitis Treatment: A Systematic Review of Prospective Trials with
More Than 3 Years of Follow-Up. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(24), 9084.
19. Tavelli L., Barootchi S., Di Gianfilippo R., Kneifati A., Majzoub J., Stefanini M.,
Zucchelli G., Wang H-L. Patient experience of autogenous soft tissue grafting has an
implication for future treatment: A 10-15-year crosssectional study. J Periodontol. 2021
May;92(5):637-647. doi: 10.1002/JPER.20-0350.
20. Barootchi S., Tavelli L., Di Gianfilippo R., Stefanini M., Zucchelli G., Rasperini G.,
Wang H-L. Gingival phenotype modification as a result of root coverage procedure with
two human dermal matrices: Long-term assessment of a randomized clinical trial. Int J
Periodontics Restorative Dent. Sep-Oct 2021;41(5):719-726. doi: 10.11607/prd.5283.
21. Barootchi S., Tavelli L., Di Gianfilippo R., Eber R., Stefanini M., Zucchelli G., Wang
H-L. Acellular Dermal Matrix for root coverage procedures. 9-year assessment of treated
isolated gingival recessions and their adjacent untreated sites. J Periodontol. 2021
Feb;92(2):254-262. doi: 10.1002/JPER.20-0310.

22. Wang C-W, Ashnagar S., Di Gianflippo R., Arnett M., Kinney J., Wang H-L. Laser-
Assisted Regenerative Surgical Therapy for Peri-implantitis: A Randomized Controlled

Clinical Trial. J Periodontol. 2021 Mar;92(3):378-388. doi: 10.1002/JPER.20-0040.
23. Di Gianfilippo R., Valente N.A., Toti P., Wang H-L, Barone A. The influence of implant
mucosa thickness on early bone loss: a systematic review with meta-analysis. J
Periodontal Implant Sci. 2020 Jun 23. doi: 10.5051/jpis.1904440222.
24. Barootchi S., Tavelli L., Di Gianfilippo R., Byun H.Y., Oh T.J., Barbato L., Cairo F.,
Wang H-L. Long term assessment of root coverage stability using connective tissue graft
with or without an epithelial collar for gingival recession treatment. A 12-year follow-up
from a randomized clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2019 Nov;46(11):1124-1133. doi:

25. Tavelli L., Barootchi S., Di Gianfilippo R., Modarressi M., Cairo F., Rasperini G., Wang
H-L. Acellular dermal matrix and coronally advanced flap or tunnel technique in the
treatment of multiple adjacent gingival recessions. A 12-year follow-up from a
randomized clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2019 Sep;46(9):937-948. doi:
26. Pini Prato GPP., Di Gianfilippo R., Wang H-L. Success in Periodontology: an Evolutive
Concept. J Clin Periodontol. 2019 Aug;46(8):840-845. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13150.
27. Askar H., Di Gianfilippo R., Ravida A., Tattan M., Majzoub J., Wang H-L. Incidence
and Severity of Postoperative Complications Following Oral, Periodontal and Implant
Surgeries: A Retrospective study. J Periodontol. 2019 Nov;90(11):1270-1278. doi:
28. Di Gianfilippo R. The Use of Mirnas as Activators of Dental Implant Surfaces, A
Review. International Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism (2018) 1,1:2-9.
29. Askar H, Di Gianfilippo R, Askar G, Chan HL, Wang HL. Morphometric analysis of the
Mental Foramina, Accessory Mental Foramina, and Anterior Loops: A CBCT Study.
Acta Scientific Dental Sciences. 2018; 2.12: 126-132.
30. Di Gianfilippo R, Di Gianfilippo C, Pini Prato GP. The role of epigenetics on dental
implant therapy: a systematic review. Epigenomes 2017;1.12; doi:10.3390.
31. Di Girolamo M, Calcaterra R, Di Gianfilippo R, Arcuri C, Baggi L. Bone level changes
around platform switching and platform matching implants: a systematic review with
meta-analysis. Oral Implantol. 2016;9(1):1-10. doi: 10.11138/orl/2016.9.1.001.


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