Lead Radiographer in Rome
Works at DentQ since March 2021
Hi Francesco! We would like to know you a little better. Tell us an interesting or funny anecdote about yourself.
I have no particularly interesting anecdotes about my life, but there is one thing that perhaps amuses me a little. I chose, for lifestyle and sense of belonging, to have Dreadlocks (Rasta hair) and it is very funny to notice the reaction of surprise and almost amazement of the people around me when they discover what work I do and what I have studied. I enjoy seeing the almost automatic “change of opinion” in terms of facial expression, after they know me and talk to me. It is like having the perception of a sense of evolution, of openness and greater tolerance on the part of those people.
How many languages do you speak? Have you ever lived abroad?
I am lucky enough to speak three languages quite well: Italian of course, German and English.
I lived in London for two years and I have maintained over time the comprehension and writing in English, at the expense of the spoken language, which is now overtaken by the German language. I lived in Germany for another two years and worked in a hospital and had the opportunity to study the language until reaching the B2 Telc level, recognized at European level.
What is the thing you love most about your job?
In my work I really like the sense of responsibility and altruism that is established towards the neighbor, the patient. Knowing that I am working to make my contribution to the well-being of my patients is something that makes me feel good.
My interest in dentistry was consolidated working with DentQ. Being a radiology technician, I naturally worked in all radiological methods, but always with a predominantly technical interest. DentQ is also contributing to my professional training in other roles and therefore increasing interest in this medical practice.
Tell us more about your interest in dental technology. Is there anything in this world that you have a particular interest in? Maybe a technology that you find fascinating.
Analyzing the various instruments and machinery dedicated to dentistry, the new acquisition method with the 3D Oral Scanner struck me a lot, especially because I discovered that in Japan doctors already have the ability to project the acquired image as a hologram, being able to simulate, plan and operate, even before getting to know the patient. It would be great to be the first in Italy to provide such a service!
How do you keep your work-life balance? What do you like to do in your free time?
Good question! At the moment, I underline the fact that I find it difficult to maintain this balance, because I am a person always looking for new stimuli and experiences to live.
In my free time, after a day of work, I love to relax with music or read things that interest me. I also go to the gym and hang out with my friends.
On weekends I like to be outdoors, season permitting. The key thing for me in my free time is to escape from the routine, which already takes up most of my working day and is necessary for proper planning and management of the system.
Given your experience in the field, is there any advice that you think is interesting to share with the dentists who work with us?
From a technical and practical point of view, I would like to advise the professional who works with us to deepen their knowledge of the technological and digital aspects of the profession.
The medicine studied in Italy provides, in my experience, a still rigid and strongly oriented approach to the study of books. This, on the one hand, certainly guarantees solid preparation, but on the other hand, it partly limits the inclusion of technological progress, which has been dealt with more thoroughly in other countries.
What do you think is the direction of development of the dental radiology sector in the coming years? Is there any particular trend that you think is becoming more and more relevant?
From my point of view, dental radiology is in continuous development and is expanding especially towards the greater inclusion of the patient’s needs, both from a medical, aesthetic and social point of view.
There are more and more interactions between dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, a trend that is driving the evolution of the instrumentation used for image acquisition and management.
Staying in daily practice, we have at our disposal innovative instruments that bring excellent diagnostic results, such as CBCT for volumetric acquisitions, which considerably limit the dose of radiation to which patients are exposed and return images of the highest level.
Lately I have studied a latest generation method: Ortho-3D. It is practically a hybrid between an OPT and a CBCT, which further reduces the radiation dosage and ensures faster 2D acquisition, focusing a volumetric 3D radiation only where specifically required. I find it an excellent product both from a technical point of view and from a commercial innovation point of view.