Prof. Dr. Darko Božić

Darko Bozic, DMD, MSc, PhD, specialist in periodontology

He is a prof at the Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia.

He works in the Croatia’s biggest University Clinical Hospital (6000 employees) at the Clinic for periodontology as a specialist in periodontology. In addition to that he also works every day in his private clinic. Currently he holds the position of the President of the Croatian Society of Periodontology and is the President of the European Federation of Periodontology  EFP.

The focus of his research is proteomic analysis of periodontal tissues and how cross-linked hyaluronic acid induces changes in gene expression analysis of cement oblasts and mineralized tissue formation. The main focus of his clinical work is the reconstruction of soft and had tissues in periodontitis affected patients with a special research interest is the application of growth factors, namely BMPs and the Hyaluronic acid in regenerative procedures as well as soft tissue reconstruction utilizing various collagen matrices. He is the Croatian coordinator of a large multicenter clinical trial on utilizing enamel matrix derivative in non-surgical periodontal therapy and has conducted several randomized clinical trials on periodontal regeneration and non-surgical periodontal therapy.

He lectures extensively on the national and international level on various topics with more than 70 invited lectures so far, many at international periodontal congresses such as the Europerio meetings and other international periodontal congresses such as the Perio Master Clinic 2020. He frequently gives advanced clinical master class courses with live surgical procedures.