MEET Dr. Carlo Poggio


Introducing Dr. Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD

1. What about prosthodontic dentistry originally drew you in and what excites you about the field today?
"As a dentist living in an urban area where age is growing I was involved in the needs of my patients, this led me into prosthodontics. Nowadays digital technologies are making unbelievable changes. I think we are living a really great time in our discipline."

2. Why did you become a member of the APS?
"In 2007 I met dr. Carlo Ercoli and he invited me to the USA the following year. I came in touch with a fantastic group of friends. That was how my APS adventure began."

3. Who has been your greatest mentor thus far in your career?
"Dr. James Hudson. Jim invited me to participate in the APS Summer Strategic Meeting many years ago. Jim was kind to walk me through the APS structure and committee work. Today, I continue to learn from him and many other APS mentors. Jim has become a true friend and role model."

4. What advice would you give to a new dental professional?
"Look for someone who can teach you basics in clinical work, then add all other things. Beware not to go in the wrong direction (learning many techniques before you know the basics of the profession)."

5. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
"I enjoy everything outside of work (the problem is I enjoy also working). Most of all I enjoy spending time with my kids."

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