• Doctor in Dental Surgery (9/3/04)
  • Clinical fellow at Parma hospital for diagnosis and therapy of patients with sleep apnea and orofacial pain.(2007-2015)
  • Master of Science in Implantology (2008)
  • Ph.D. in osteometabolic diseases (2010)
  • Assistant Professor Università di Parma (2015-present)
  • President of Master Course in Sleep dentistry at Università di Parma
  • President of Italian Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (2017-2019)
  • Head of Proshodontics department Dental school Università di Parma (2017-present)



Masticatory muscle movements during sleep are different from chewing activity while awake. Sleep bruxism is characterized by rhythmic motor activity that occurs without trituration of any food and is associated with contraction of masticatory muscles. Many factors seem to be related to the complex pathophysiology of sleep bruxism: cyclic alternating patterns (CAPs), sleep arousals, sleep breathing disorders (SBDs), neurotransmitters, and autonomic sympathetic-cardiac activity. In this Lecture We will try to review the best evidence available in literature.