Professor Alex (Alessandro) Quaranta
Periodontist, Clinical Scientist & University Professor
Lead of the Discipline of Periodontics and Implantology and the Director of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology) at the School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University.
A fully registered Specialist in Periodontics with a PhD in Odontostomatological Diseases (major Oral Implantology), Prof. Q has previously worked as the Lead and Program Convenor of the Discipline of Periodontics and Implantology at the University of Western Australia (UWA, Perth) where he has also been the founding Leader of the Research Program in Oral Implantology and Periodontics.
During his term at UWA, Prof. Q has also served as the Coordinator of the Specialist Clinical Service in Periodontics and Implantology at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA), Perth, Australia.
Prior to that, Prof. Q has been a Senior Lecturer in Periodontology at the University of Otago, in prestigious Dunedin, New Zealand and at the “Polytechnic” University of Ancona, Italy.
Adding to his international profile, Prof. Q has also been an Assistant Professor at the University of Rome “ La Sapienza”, Italy.
Over the years, Prof. Q has actively conducted research in the broad fields of peri-implant tissues, post-extraction implants, bone to implant interface, alveolar ridge preservation, implant surfaces, immediate loading, non surgical periodontal therapy and systematic reviews in Implant Dentistry and Periodontology.
Despite his intense academic teaching and clinical commitments, Prof. Q has always found time to maintain a part time private practice devoted to Periodontics and Dental Implantology where he applies passion and enthusiasm to his specialist clinical and research skills.
Current Position , Role and Responsibilities
Professor of Periodontics.
Lead, Discipline of Periodontics and Implantology.
Program Director: Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology).
School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD Australia.
Professional Affiliation, Scientific Memberships and Fellowships
Dental Board of Australia, Specialist in Periodontics
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Membership. MRACDS (Perio)
New Zealand Dental Council, Specialist in Periodontics
Dental Board of Australia, General Dentist
Italian Dental Council, General Dentist and Specialist in Oral and Dental Surgery
Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists
Member, Asia Pacific Society of Periodontology
Member, Australian Society of Periodontology
Member, Italian Society of Periodontology
Fellow, Italian Society of Oral Surgery and Implantology
Member, International Team for Implantology
Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy
Outside of Dentistry
When he is not busy with university commitments and his patients, Alex enjoys travelling with his wife, Lizzy (Dr. WL Hui) and their baby-boy Leonardo, swimming, relaxing on the beach while reading a good book. In coherence with his Italian origins, he enjoys cooking Italian dishes, tasting good wines and experiencing other cuisines.