Professor Giampietro Farronato


In 1975/76 he took the Medical and Surgical degree at the University of Padova.

In 1978 he obtained the postgraduate degree in Oral Pathology and Clinical Dentistry.

In. 1979/80 he obtained the postgraduate degree in Orthodontics.

From 1/11/2000 he is Full Professor in the scientific line MED/28 Oral Pathology.

From 2002 to 2104 he is the coordinator of Dental Hygienist degree.

From 2008 to 2014 is the Director of the postgraduate course in Orthodontics.

From 2014 is the Director of Dentistry and orthodontics degree.

From October 2017 to September 2020, Director of the School of Orthodontics.

National President SIDO (Italian Society of Orthodontics) for the year 2015.

“Diagnosis and treatment in growing and adult patients: a 40 years Journey towards new technologies”

During the speech, the main diagnostic-prognostic aspects in orthodontics will be taken into consideration.

Particular attention will be paid to highlighting the etiopathogenic factors of the various dysgnathic pictures in relation to the auxological moment, considering extrinsic or exogenous and intrinsic or genetic etiological factors.

In the growing subject, orthognathic treatment can include the following therapeutic phases:

  • Preventive
  • Intercepting
  • Corrective
  • Retention

During the preventive phase, the therapeutic goal is to eliminate the exogenous etiological factors by postponing the correction of intrinsic etiological factors to the most appropriate period of growth.

A corrective phase of dental alignment and adequate retention will follow.

In the subject at the end of growth, since it is not possible to intervene in a preventive and interceptive orthopedic key, we take into consideration the corrective aspects according to the skeletal situation:

If the skeletal structures occupy a three-dimensional position compatible with the stomatognathic functions, the treatment will be of the orthodontic type aimed at correcting the malocclusion.

If the skeletal structures occupy a three-dimensional position that is not compatible with the stomatognathic functions, the treatment to be undertaken will be of the orthodontic-surgical type.

The report will have a predominantly clinical imprint with presentation of large cases in the growth and end-of-growth phase with verification of long-term results.

“The powers of digital instruments applied to clinical solutions”

Two-dimensional imaging has the limitation to reproduce distortion, super imposition and differential magnification of the cranio-facial complex.

In cephalometrics it can bring to reduced measurement accuracy and to misleading diagnosis.

The advantages of CBCT will be analyzed in a 40-years journey.

The cephalometric analysis of the Postgraduate school of orthodontics at the university of Milan allows to obtain more precise results and with several advantages when compared to the conventional technique such as a true representation of the anatomical structures, less risk of errors occurring due to clinician skills and absence of overlapping anatomical structures.

Thus, affecting the clinical procedure and the digital workflow for many extended uses in the Orthodontic practice.