Rino Burkhardt graduated from the University of Zurich and received his doctorate from the Medical Faculty of the same University. He is an EFP (European Federation of Periodontology) certified specialist in periodontology and received his Masters degree from the Medical Faculty of the University of Berne (MAS in Periodontology).
In 2004 he won a prize from the European Federation of Periodontology for his research in microsurgery. Since 1996 he runs a private clinic in Zurich, limited to periodontology and implantology. He is a board member of several associations (SwissPerio Foundation; Clinical Research Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health; Research Group on Oral Soft Tissue Biology & Wound Healing), published numerous articles and book chapters and holds an honorary professorship at the University of Hong Kong. Besides his clinical activities, he is an associate professor and scientific collaborator at the University of Zurich. He is an active member of the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP), the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), and board member of the Swiss Society of Implantology (SGI).