Giampiero Rossi-Fedele

Professor Giampiero Rossi-Fedele


Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Professor Giampiero Rossi-Fedele qualified as a dentist in 1996 from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Italy. He obtained his MClinDent in Endodontology from UCL/Eastman Dental Institute, University College London in 2005 (with distinction) and his PhD from PUCRs in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2013 (cum laude). He has been dedicated to clinical endodontics in multi-speciality referral practices in Greater London, together with post-graduate education at UCL/Eastman Dental Institute and Warwick Dentistry between 2005 and 2014.

He is currently the Professor in Endodontics at The University of Adelaide, South Australia, and since 2014 the course convener for the Doctor in Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics, postgraduate degree leading towards registration as a specialist in the field in Australia and New Zealand, and the undergraduate coordinator for the discipline.

Giampiero is a member of the Australian Society of Endodontics Inc. Education Subcommittee and in 2019 has obtained his Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of London, United Kingdom, with credit. He is the lead author of the "Revised guidelines for educational requirements for specialisation in endodontics in Australia and New Zealand (July 2020)" and a contributor for the "Revised guidelines for the endodontic education of dentistry students in Australia and New Zealand (FEBRUARY 2021)". Currently, he is one of the 32 global experts working towards the development of the European Society of Endodontology S3-level guidelines for the treatment of pulpal and apical disease. He has acted as an external examiner for the Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha 'O' (India), PUCRs, the University of Otago (New Zealand), the University of Hong Kong, the University of Malaya (Malaysia), the University of Santa Maria (Brazil) and Warwick Dentistry (UK). Finally, he is a referee for promotion applications for Professorial positions at the King Saud University (KSA) and the Aga Khan University (Pakistan).

Giampiero has a strong interest in internationalization and has nurtured a global research collaboration network. Recent studies have involved academic and non-academic institutions in several countries including Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and obviously, Australia. Furthermore, he often receives PhD students from Brazilian Universities as part of educational and research collaborations. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, including systematic reviews with immediate clinical translation plus biocidal agents in endodontics. In 2021, he ranked #7 globally (out of more than14000 peers) for expertise in endodontics according to expertscape He has several research collaborations with the industry.

He is an Associate Editor of the European Endodontic Journal, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics, and a reviewer for several journals, including the International Endodontic Journal and Dental Traumatology. Giampiero has translated into Italian the "Revised 2020 International Association of Dental Traumatology Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries".

He is a registered specialist in Endodontics in the United Kingdom and Australia and currently works clinically as a Senior Specialist in Endodontics at the Specialist Restorative Unit at the Adelaide Dental Hospital.

  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can peer review
    Italian Can peer review
    Portuguese Can read and understand spoken
    Spanish - Latin American Can peer review
    Spanish; Castilian Can peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 University of London United Kingdom Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching
    2013 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre Brazil PhD
    2005 University College London, London United Kingdom Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontology
    2001 University Sevilla, Seville Spain Expert in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
    1996 Sapienza University of Rome, Rome Italy Laurea in Odontoiatria e Protesi Dentaria
  • Research Interests


TOTAL AMOUNT AWARDED: $1,860; Administered by UofA

Australian Society of Endodontology - Post-graduate Research Grant:

The influence of slime/capsule on biofilm formation in response to tetracycline and sodium hypochlorite by clinic isolates of enterococcus faecalis;

Years: 2016; Associate Professor Giampiero Rossi-Fedele; Mr Austin Jaehyun Yoo; Dr Stephen Peter Kidd; Dr Peter Stephen Zilm;

TOTAL AMOUNT AWARDED: $5,259; Administered by UofA

0001040446: Australian Dental Research Foundation Inc. Grant (ADRF Grant):

The influence of slime/capsule on biofilm formation in response to teracycline and sodium hypochlorite by clinical isolates of Enterococcus;

Years: 2016; Dr Peter Stephen Zilm; Associate Professor Giampiero Rossi-Fedele; S Kidd; Mr Austin Jaehyun Yoo; Associate Professor Anthony Howard Rogers;

TOTAL AMOUNT AWARDED: $5,976; Administered by UofA

Colin Cormie Grant-Australian Dental Research Foundation, as part of student’s Honours student Dr Victor Butnejski (10.100 AU$) Australia

As part of student’s Honours student (10.100 AU$) Australia



  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor D-amino acids in biofilm disruption and caries prevention in orthodontics The University of Adelaide DClinDent - orthodontic Doctorate Full Time Dr Lasni Kumarasinghe
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Comparative assessment of radiological approaches for pre-orthodontic treatment planning The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Miss Catherine Chen
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Fake news in dentistry The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Mr Mikolle Montano
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Cohort study of oral health amongst vulnerable populations in Adelaide The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Mr James Kim
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Internet information and endodontics The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Dr Janahan Shanmugananthakumar
    2016 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Thermoformed orthodontic retainers The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Other Full Time Mr David WR Chubb
    2016 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Overjet and trauma - Systematic review and meta-analysis The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours Part Time Mr George P Arraj
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2017 - ongoing Endodontic treatment and dental and social outcomes The University of Adelaide Dr Tallan Chew

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