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Stefano Gracis, DMD, MSD

Private practice:   

Via Brera, 28/A – 20121 Milano

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Stefano Gracis received his D.M.D. degree in 1986 from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and, in 1987, from the University of Pavia (Pavia, Italy). In 1990, under the guidance of Prof. Ralph Yuodelis, he obtained the certificate in Prosthodontics with an M.S.D. degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is President-Elect of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and the Past President of the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP). He is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Prosthodontics and of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. He has contributed several articles and chapters in the field of restorative dentistry and he lectures and gives courses regularly, both nationally and internationally, on topics related to fixed prosthodontics and implant prosthodontics. He has been a consultant for several companies and has been involved in the Scientific Committee of several International congresses. He practices in his own clinic in Milan, Italy, limiting his activity to prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.



Book chapters:


  • Bonfante E, Gracis S.  Individual ceramic crowns for teeth. In Ferencz JL, Silva N, Navarro JM (eds). High-Strength Ceramics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Chicago: Quintessence, 2014.

  • Gracis S, Vailati L, Galli F. Pre-treatment planning of implant position. In Capelli M, e Testori T.: Implantology. Mininvasive and Innovative Implant Techniques (in Italian). ACME; Viterbo, p. 220-271, 2012.

  • Gracis S. Combining orthodontic and restorative therapy in complex cases. In: Multidisciplinary treatment planning – Vol. 2 (Ed. Michael Cohen), Quintessence Publishing Co., p. 1-26, 2012.

  • Gracis S., Galli F., Fumagalli L.: Occlusion in implant-supported prostheses under immediate loading and delayed loading. Chapter 14. In: Immediate Loading: A new era in oral implantology (Eds. T. Testori, F. Galli, M. Del Fabbro), Quintessence Publishing Co., Berlin, 2011. 

  • Gracis S, Chu S. The anterior and posterior determinants of occlusion and their relationship to aesthetic restorative dentistry. In: Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry (Eds. D Tarnow, S Chu, J Kim) Montage Media, 2008.


 Scientific articles:

  • Gracis S, Marinello C. Selecting the ideal estethic restorative material: some clinical aspects and suggestions.The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, 2016;11(2):260-263.   Download
  • Vigolo P, Gracis S, Carboncini F, Mutinelli S, on behalf of the AIOP Clinical Research Group. Internal- vs External-Connection Single Implants: A retrospective study in an Italian population treated by certified prosthodontists. The International Journal of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Implants, 2016;31(6):1385–1396.    Download

  • Gracis S, Thompson VP, Ferencz JL, Silva NRFA, Bonfante EA. A new classification system for all-ceramic and ceramic-like restorative materials. The International Journal of Prosthodontics, 2015;28(3):227–235.   Download

  • Magkavali-Trikka P, Kirmanidou Y,  Michalakis K, Gracis S, Kalpidis C, Pissiotis A, Hirayama H. Efficacy of two site-development procedures for implants placed in the maxillary esthetic region: A systematic review. The International Journal of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Implants, 2015;30(1):73–94.   Download
  • Broseghini C, Broseghini M, Gracis S, Vigolo P. Aesthetic Functional Area Protection (AFAP) concept for prevention of ceramic chipping with zirconia frameworks. The International Journal of Prosthodontics, 2014;27:174–176.   Download

  • Gracis S, Michalakis K,  Vigolo P, Vult von Steyern P, Zwahlen M, Sailer I. Internal vs. external connections for abutments/reconstructions: a systematic review. Clinical Oral implants Reserch23(suppl. 6): 202-216. 2012  Download

  • Tripodakis AP, Gracis S, Blatz M, Eliades G. Material interfaces in esthetic dentistry. Part II: Cementing, supporting and veneering prosthetic dental materials. European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry 7(2):215-241, 2012. Download

  • Gracis S. Prosthetic and biomechanical factors affecting bone remodeling around implants. European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry2013; 8(2), 314–333.  Download

  • Tartaglia G, Gracis S, Tommasi D, Galante D, Lovecchio N, Sforza C. Translation and rotation in human temporomandibular joint during border movements. International Journal of Clinical Dentistry 2010;3:121-130.  Download

  • Gracis S, Genduso D, Imburgia M,Vailati L. The provisional prostheses for natural teeth and implants (in Italian).  Dentista Moderno 2010;28:36-63.  Download

  • Grunder U, Gracis S, Capelli M. The influence of the three dimensional bone-to-implant relationship on esthetics. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent, 2005;25:113-120.   Download

  • Gracis S. Clinical considerations and rationale for the use of simplified instrumentation in occlusal rehabilitation: Part II: Setting of the articulator and occlusal optimization.   Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent, 2003;23:139-145.   Download

  • Gracis S. Clinical considerations and rationale for the use of simplified instrumentation in occlusal rehabilitation: Part I: Mounting of the models on the articulator.  Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent, 2003;23:57-67.   Download

  • Gracis S, Fradeani M, Celletti R, Bracchetti G. Biological integration of esthetic restorations: Factors influencing the appearance and long-term success.Periodontology 2000 2001;27:29-44.  Download

  • Prati A, Gracis S, Prati S. Use of mechanical devices for the intermaxillary registration in edentulous patients treated with implants. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 1998;80:249-52.   Download

  • Gracis S. Biomechanical and clinical considerations in planning for implant-supported prostheses (in Italian). Rivista Italiana di Stomatologia 1995;64:201-228.

  • Gracis S, Nicholls J I, Chalupnik J D, e Yuodelis RA. Shock absorbing behavior of five restorative materials used on implants. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 1991;4:282-291.   Download

  • Gracis S e Atlas A. Glass ionomer cements: A new era in restorative dentistry. The Penn Dental Journal 1985;86:6-11


Topics for courses on request

Dr. Gracis is available to give 1 or 2 day courses in English for groups of dentists and/or dental technicians.

Here you can find a list of possibile (and not exclusive) topics






TREATMENT PLAN: Examination of the patient 
Examination of the patient, the dento-facial analysis and the formulation of a comprehensive treatment plan.









TREATMENT PLAN                                                                           with Dr. David De Franco, Orthodontist
Treatment planning ortho-prosthetic cases when implants are contemplated: a multidisciplinary approach.
1th part: The concepts
.                        2nd part: Clinical examples to be treatment planned by the group.                       







The relationship between esthetics and occlusion: the development of an esthetic anterior guidance and its transfer to the definitive restoration.
1th part: The concepts.                             2nd part: Clinical examples to be treatment planned by the group








Clinical considerations and rationale for the use of simplified instrumentation in occlusal rehabilitation: When to use an articulator and how.







TRADITIONAL PROSTHODONTICS – Theoretical and practical course
Rational preparation of natural teeth and the fabrication and relining of provisional restorations (with Luca Vailati, CDT). 







Impression materials and techniques for teeth and for implants: A comprehensive guide to the selection of the proper material and protocol.







Color selection in prosthodontics: art or science? A practical (but not necessarily technological) approach to understanding
and communicating color







Material selection in fixed prosthodontics: metal-ceramics vs all ceramic materials,and traditional vs adhesive approaches.







Implant positioning in the esthetic area from the prosthetic point of view: Planning for ideal implant placement, while offering solutions for compromised situations.







Biomechanical and occlusal considerations for implant restorations: How to design a functionally successful implant prosthesis.                    









The prosthetic rehabilitation of fully edentulous patients treated with implants: Fixed vs removable solutions.