Patrick Gugerli graduated from the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine where he also completed his postgraduate studies. He has a Swiss Federal diploma in dentistry (DDS), a doctorate in dentistry (Dr. med. dent.) and is a Swiss board certified specialist in periodontology. Since 2009 he runs a private practice limited to periodontology and implantology in Neuchâtel (Switzerland). Additionally, he is involved as clinical instructor at the Universities of Berne and Zurich. He is a former board member of the of the Swiss Society of Implantology (SGI) and currently President of the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP).