Dr. Gracis received his D.M.D. degree in 1986 from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA). After his American title was recognized in Italy at the University of Pavia, he went to the University of Washington in Seattle where, in 1990, he obtained the certificate in Prosthodontics and the Master of Science in Dentistry. Presently, he maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and restorative dentistry in Milan. He is the Past President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and of the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP). He is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Prosthodontics and of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. He has contributed several articles and chapters in the field of restorative dentistry, lectures on topics related to fixed prosthodontics and implant prosthodontics, and has been involved in the Scientific Committee of several International congresses.