Dr. Riccardo Nucera (DDS, PhD, MSc) was born in Caltanissetta (Italy) in 1976. In 1999 he graduated at the University of Messina as Doctor in Dental Surgery. In 2002 he obtained his PhD in oral science at the University of Messina. From 2002 to 2005 he was Fellow in Orthodontics. In 2008 he obtained a second Ph.D. in orthodontics and paediatric dentistry at the University of Messina. From 2009 to 2011 he attended a two year master program at the University of “G. D’annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara (Italy) obtaining his Master of Science (MSc) and Certificate in Orthodontics. In 2011 he become professor at the University of Messina. Currently he is working in the Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging of the University of Messina. In January 2014 Dr. Riccardo Nucera received the qualification as Associate Professor by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research of the Italian Government. Since 2011 Dr. Riccardo Nucera is director of the orthodontic clinic of the “Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria G. Martino” Hospital. Since 2011 Dr. Nucera Riccardo was actively involved in the organization of the two-year Master of Science in Orthodontics organized by the University of Messina. He regularly participates at student training delivering lessons and seminars and organizing journal clubs on specific topics. He is member of the following scientific international societies: SIDO, EOS and AAO. He published several articles in peer reviewed journals. He was responsible for the University Hospital of Messina for the registration protocol service offered by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (clinicaltrials.gov). He lectured in several national and international meetings.
Evidence Based Orthodontics; Clinical Trials in orthodontics; Imaging in orthodontics; Orthodontic Biomechanis, orthopedic in orthodntics.