Michele Callea


Michele Callea

Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo Italy


Michele Callea is, currently working as Consultant Dental Surgeon and Clinical Research Fellow (Dental Anomalies and Rare Disorders) at IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Institute for Child and Maternal Health, Trieste, Italy (since 2008). His clinical focus is on Ectodermal  Dysplasias (EDs) and has worked extensively on the treatment and management of these group of inherited disorders. He focused since 5 years his attention on natural history and in oro-facial features of the most common between the 7000 rare diseases to date classified. He received his degree in Dentistry with the highest mark in 2001 at the University of Brescia (Italy). He fulfilled a Master and a Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry and Special Dental Care in 2007 at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). He is attending the third year of his PhD in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology focusing in clinical studies, research on the molecular basis of tooth agenesis and syndromic aspects of rare diseases with dental anomalies. He has been publishing articles in several International Journals (approximately 42 articles to date) as well conducing the activity of reviewer for some of the most prestigious Scientific Journals including the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, BMJ Case Reports, Ophthalmic Genetics, the Annals of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the Journal of Clinical Genetics, Minerva Pediatrica, International Dental Research, Ophtalmic Genetics, the American Journal of Hematology, Oral Health and Dental Managment, and as well Referee an invited reviewer  for the following journals: PLOS ONE, BMC Research Notes, Gerodontology, Journal of Craniofacial Diseases, BMJ Case Reports, International Journal of Pediatric Othrynolaringology, BMC Oral Health, Dentistry, Oral Health and Dental Managment, European Journal of Pediatric Dentistry, European Journal of General Dentistry, Gerodontology, IJDMR, European Journal of Prosthodontics.