Prof. Petra Surlin, DMD, PhD, is Professor of Periodontology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania. Following a periodontology specialization at the Universite Paris 7, Prof. Surlin became a consultant periodontology physician in 2012. The research work of Prof. Surlin is mainly focused on the field of periodontal medicine, specifically on the immunological interactions existing between periodontal disease and certain systemic conditions, as diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis or hepatic diseases. The conducted research studies by Prof. Surlin, including research grants awarded by the Romanian Agency of Research and Innovation, have led to an extended publishing activity, comprising more than thirty Web of Science-indexed papers and over ten published books and book chapters with national and international publishing houses. Member of important professional associations, such as the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Prof. Surlin holds annual conferences and lectures at important dental and periodontology congresses and scientific meetings.