Lauro Dusetti, from his position in prominent publishing companies, brought a new way to communicate in dentistry. From the publication of books to the organization of cultural events up to the discovery of digital, with online thematic magazines, he became a central figure in the Italian dental world.

In honor of Lauro Dusetti, IPA honorary member, it was established an award to be presented during the annual IPA Congress to the two best posters on piezoelectric surgery topics (one for basic research, one for clinical research).



Basic Research

Troiano G, Caponio VCA, Fanelli F, Zhurakivska K, Alrmali A, Saleh MHA.

University of Foggia (Italy) – University of Michigan (USA), Comprehensive analysis of transfer learning algorithms for the prediction of peri-implantitis from intraoral medical images.

Clinical Research

Martini R, Rapani A, Berton F, Tonegato L, Pasquali R, Di Lenarda R, Stacchi C.

University of Trieste (Italy), Alveolar ridge reconstruction with autogenous tooth roots vs ice cream cone technique: preliminary clinical and histomorphometric outcomes.


Basic Research

Rapani A, Tramontin A, Berton F, Turco G, Stacchi C.

University of Trieste, Comparison of the surface characteristics of prosthetic abutments finished with rotary burs or ultrasonic inserts: An in vitro study.

Clinical Research

Bennardo F, Salviati M, Calabria E, Barone S, Antonelli A, Giudice A.

“Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro, Piezoelectric bone surgery in the management of MRONJ in osteometabolic patients: a longitudinal prospective study.



Dr. Crescenzo Russo, an IPA founding member always at the forefront of scientific research and continuing education of colleagues on topics related to piezoelectric surgery, passed away too early in 2022.

In honor of Dr. Russo, IPA established an annual award for the two most relevant scientific articles on piezoelectric surgery topics (one for basic research, one for clinical research) published in the previous year.






Basic Research

Charavet C, Van Hede D, Anania S, Maes N, Albert A, Lambert F.

One-stage versus two-stage piezocision-assisted orthodontic tooth movement: A preclinical study based on Nano-CT and RT-PCR analyses. J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2022;123(6):e663-e669. doi: 10.1016/j.jormas.2022.03.010. Epub 2022 Mar 8.

Clinical Research

Stacchi C, Troiano G, Montaruli G, Mozzati M, Lamazza L, Antonelli A, Giudice A, Lombardi T.

Changes in implant stability using different site preparation techniques: Osseodensification drills versus piezoelectric surgery. A multi-center prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2023;25(1):133-140. doi: 10.1111/cid.13140. Epub 2022 Oct 3.