An Interview with Dr. Aldo Leopardi, Founder of Dentutopia.
An Interview with Dr. Emilio Arguello, Founder of Dentutopia.
Dr. Leopardi received his undergraduate dental degree from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1984. He enjoyed private practice as a general dentist in Adelaide, Australia, for several years prior to receiving his specialist training and master’s degree in combined fixed, removable and implant Prosthodontics, at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, in 1993.
At Chapel Hill, he also taught Fixed Prosthodontics as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Upon return to Australia, he began a successful Prosthodontic private practice in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia.
In 1996, he joined the Prosthodontic faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), Michigan, where he also obtained his American DDS degree. Teaching responsibilities at UDM included Clinical Supervisor and:
- Co-Director of the Fixed Prosthodontic Program
- Director of the Complete Dentures Program
- Implant Residency program supervisor
In 1999, after 15 years of combined academic and dental practice, Dr. Leopardi resumed private practice limited to implant, fixed and removable Prosthodontics in Denver, Colorado. Today he lectures nationally on subjects involving fixed, removable and implant dentistry, and is involved in clinical research. He is also the founder and President of the Denver Implant Study Club (DISC) and Dentutopia.
DDS, DMD, MS, Founder
Dr. Emilio Argüello obtained his dental degree, specialty training in periodontology, and Master of Science in Oral Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Argüello is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. He has conducted extensive clinical and basic science research in periodontology at The Forsyth Institute and Harvard University in Boston. His research work in biofilm formation as well as the microbiology and clinical treatment of periodontal diseases earned him a NIH-National Research Service Award. He has been a core faculty at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in the post-gradute periodontology program for over 15 years. Dr Argüello has faculty appointments in universities in the United States, Mexico and Europe.
Dr. Argüello has co-authored textbooks as well as several scientific publications in peer review journals. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally and is an active member of many professional associations. In addition he serves as a reviewer of the Journal of Periodontology and for the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry among others; in addition of being a chair of a scientific committee of the Academy of Osseointegration.
He actively collaborates with other specialists and industry leaders, locally, nationally and internationally for the constant improvement of the profession in benefit of patient care. Finally, he maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry in Denver CO.