Dr. Vittorio Cacciafesta
Dr. Vittorio Cacciafesta received his dental training at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
From July 1995 until August 1996 he was Research Fellow at the Department of Orthodontics, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany.
From September 1996 until August 1999 he was Orthodontic Resident at the Department of Orthodontics, Royal Dental College, Aarhus University, Denmark, where he received the Specialty and Master of Science in Orthodontics. He is “Dottore di Ricerca” (Research Doctorate) in Biotechnology of Dental Materials.
From 1999 to 2009 he was Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Pavia, Italy.
From 1999 until 2002 he was Visiting Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Visiting Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
He is the President of ESLO (European Society of Lingual Orthodontics) for the years 2013-14.
He has published over 100 refereed publications, 2 books and 5 book chapters. He is Co-Editor of “Ortodonzia Clinica”, Associate Editor of “Progress in Orthodontics”, and Referee for the following scientific journals: “American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics”, “Angle Orthodontist”, “European Journal of Orthodontics”, “Journal of Clinical Orthodontics”, “Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research”, “Ortognatodonzia Italiana”.
He was Assistant Secretary of FEO (European Federation of Orthodontics) for the years 2003-2004. He is Active member of SIDO (Società Italiana di Ortodonzia, of which he was Cultural Secretary for the years 2006-07), member of EOS (European Orthodontic Society), Active member of Angle Society (North Atlantic Component), SIBOS (Società Italiana di Biomeccanica e Ortodonzia Segmentata), SIAD (Società Italiana di Arco Dritto), SIOLE (Società Italiana di Ortodonzia Linguale ed Estetica).
His main research interests are bonding materials, brackets, metallurgy, friction between brackets and wires. His main clinical interests are biomechanics, lingual orthodontics, orthodontic treatment of adults. He has been lecturing extensively in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North and South America, Africa.