Prof Dr Paolo Cattaneo

Prof Dr Paolo Cattaneo

Prof Dr Paolo Cattaneo


Listen to Prof Dr Paolo Cattaneo at the 2024 ASLO Congress.

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An Evidence-Based Approach to Digital Orthodontics (Duet with Prof M. Cornelis)

This lecture will describe the impact and advantages of digital technology in the field of orthodontics, including lingual orthodontics, with the aim of improved personalized patient care. The lecture will identify areas where digital technology can help clinicians improve orthodontic treatment. The lecture also will focus on evidence-based possibilities and advantages of CAD-CAM technology for customized treatments.


Paolo M. Cattaneo is an Associate Professor of Research at the Melbourne Dental School, the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria - Australia, and is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. His research interests focus on dental biomechanics, 3D imaging in orthodontics, and analysis of dento-alveolar structures and their interaction with external mechanical stimuli studied using in-vitro, in-vivo, and in-silico models. At present, he is actively involved in projects dealing with clinical outcome analysis in 3D. He has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and book chapters.

Paolo M. Cattaneo received his MSc. in Bio-Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, and his PhD. in Dentistry from Aarhus University in 2003, Denmark, under the supervision of Prof. Birte Melsen. 

From 2010 to 2020, he served as an Associate Professor at the Section of Orthodontics, Department of Dentistry, Aarhus University.

In 2018, he successfully completed The Leadership Development Programme for Head of Departments at the Copenhagen Business School – Executive, Copenhagen, Denmark.