Marco Ferrari, graduated at School of Surgery and Medicine, of University of Pisa in 1983 and in General Dentistry degree in 1987 at University of Siena.
In 1997-8 he attended the PostGraduate Program in Prosthodontics at Tufts University di Boston.
In 1995 he took his PhD degree at University of Amsterdam, defending a thesis on “Bonding to dental structures”.
At the School of Dental Medicine at Tufts University of Boston he was appointed progressively from Clinical Instructor to Assistent Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor and finally Research Full-Professor during the academic year 1999-2000.
Between 1997 and 1999-2000 he was teaching Dental Materials at the School of Dental Medicine of Siena University as Supplent Professor.
From October 2000, he was appointed Associate Professor at School of Dental Medicine, of Siena Facoltà University
In June 2001 Prof. Ferrari proposed and implemented the Ph D program in ‘Dental Materials and their clinical applications’ at University of Siena.
In June 2002, he was winner of concorse of full-professor position and starting the academic year 200-3 he was appointed full professor at Siena University, into the school of Dental Medicine.
In July 2002 Prof. Ferrari was elected Dean of School of Dental Medicine, and he was renewed twice till 2014.
Between October 2003 and January 2006 he was appointed ‘Delegato del Rettore per le Relazioni Internazionali’ (Vice Rector of International Relations) of University of Siena.
He also was the secretary of Italian Dental School Deans Association from 2006 and in 2009 was elected President of the Italian Dental School Deans Association (2009-now).
In May 2005, he was als appointed Director of School of Ph D in ‘Biotecnologies’.
From November 2012 to December 2013 he was the Director of the Dental and Medical Biotechnology Department of Siena University and is still actually coordinator of the Tuscan School of Dental Medicine of Florence and Siena University.
He is actually Visiting Professor at Rochester University, Eastman Center, USA, and Xi’an University, 4th Biomedical University, China.
Actually he is Past-President elect of Academy of Dental Materials and Past President of European Federation of Conservative Dentistry and President of Continental European Division (CED) of International Association of Dental Research (IADR).
He was in the editorial board of several international dental journals with impact factor (such as Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Dentistry, J Endodontics, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, American Journal of Dentistry, Dental Materials, Acta Odontologica Croatia) and he acts as referee of other 10 peer-reviewed impact factor dental journals. He is Scientific Editor of International Dentistry South Africa and Associate Editors of Prosthodontic Research & Practice.
He is author of more than 350 international publications (4/5 on dental journals with impact factor), of other 260 national publications and of 160 abstracts presented in international and national congress.