Paola Merlo, dentist, SSO, STMD, has a degree in Dentistry and Dental Prostheses (2001) from the University of Pavia, with thesis titled " Morphometric analyses of the jaw growth after mechanical clogging of airways in young rats" and she completed a Post Graduate in Orthodontics at the University of Insurbia, under the guidance of Prof. Alberto Caprioglio, with thesis titled "Analysis of finite elements of the forms of different soothers and proposition of a new geometry" (2004).

She completed a Master’s degree in “Orthodontics in adult patients” at the University of Siena in 2012, under the guidance of Prof. Roberto Giorgetti, discussing the final thesis "Mandibular repositioning in the adult patient".

 

She is a teacher of Dr. Giorgio Fiorelli’s biomechanics courses and has been a lecturer in Italy and abroad, in particular in the USA (2011), Portugal (2012), Warsaw - Poland (2013), Arezzo (2013), Varese (2014), University of Basel (2015), Sibos - Rome (2015), University of Zurich (2015), University of Gothenburg - Sweden (2016).
She was a speaker at the "Melsen & friends" (April 2010) and "Burstone & friends" (April 2012) conferences.
She was a speaker at the XIV Panellenic Congress in Athens in September 2016.

 

She is an author of publications in the orthodontics field, in particular:

- Craniofacial growth and respiration: a study on an animal model
Levrini L., Merlo P.
Annals of Stomatology 2015; VI(2): 53-57

- Different geometric patterns of pacifiers compared on the basis of finite element analysis, 
Levrini L., Merlo P., Paracchini L.
Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2007 Dec; 8(4): 173-8

- Co-author of the book "Orthodontic Pearls - A Clinician’s Guide"
by Larry White, pg. 184

- Co-author of Charles Burstone’s latest book, Ch. 16 "Statically Determined Appliances and Creative Mechanics" in "The Biomechanical Foundation of Clinical Orthodontics", edited in 2015.

She holds the free exercise for the Canton of Ticino since October 2006.
She is a scholastic dentist for the districts of Gordola - Brione Verzasca and Ruvigliana Brè since September 2014.

She is listed among the federal list of Orthodontic Specialists.

She is licensed by Dentofacial Orthopedics for Invalidity Insurance.

She is in regular possession of the Invisalign GOLD level certification.


She is a regular holder of the Invisalign GOLD level certification.

Member at Large of the Italian Society of Orthodontics from 2005 to 2014
Ordinary Member of the Italian Society of Orthodontics from 2014 having passed the exam MODEL DISPLAY in October 2014

Member of the Segmented Italian Society of Biomechanics and Orthodontics since 2008
Member at Large of the Swiss Society of Dentists (SSO) since December 2013 Extraordinary member of SSO-Ticino STMD (Ticino Medical Society of Dentists) since December 2013


Member of the Segmented Italian Society of Biomechanics and Orthodontics since 2008
Member at Large of the Swiss Society of Odontology (SSO) since December 2013
Member at Large of the SSO-Ticino STMD (Ticino Medical Society of Dentists) since December 2013

She specializes in Orthodontics, for teenagers, children and adults, as well as temporal joint disorders and pedodontia.

 

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