Dr. Alex Gillone receives scholarship to attend Institute for Teaching and Learning

Alex Gillone, DDS, MS, clinical assistant professor of periodontology at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded an American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation Scholarship to attend the 2018 Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in August. The four-day ITL program is designed for new dental faculty in building competencies in teaching and other academic skills in the context of career planning and peer-networking.

Dr. Alex Gillone

Dr. Alex Gillone

Dr. Gillone received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Cagliari School of Dentistry in Italy in 2009. Thereafter, he began clinical practice as a general dentist in Cagliari while attending the advanced training program in endodontics at the University of Bologna School of Dentistry.

In 2011, he received the credential “master of clinical endodontics” from the University of Bologna. While greatly satisfied with private practice, Dr. Gillone realized a desire to pursue the surgical discipline of periodontics and to study in the United States. He applied and was successfully admitted to the advanced specialty education program in periodontology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of Dentistry. He completed the program and was awarded his certificate and master’s degree in periodontology in May 2016.

Dr. Gillone joined the faculty of the ECU School of Dental Medicine in May of 2017. His areas of clinical interest include implant dentistry, guided bone regeneration and periodontal regeneration, soft tissue management and cosmetic dentistry, relationship between systemic disease and periodontal disease, and quorum sensing within the oral microbiota.