Professor Sandro Palla has retired from his position at the University of Zurich, where he directed the Clinic of Masticatory Disorders, Removable Prosthodontics, and Special Care Dentistry between 1981 and 2009.
In 2007 - 2009 he served as Dean of the Center for Dental Medicine.
He has authored research papers on craniomandibular disorders, orofacial pain, temporomandibular joint biomechanics, TMJ imaging and removable prosthodontics and has lectured throughout the world on these topics. He is an active member of several international pain and dental associations, and in some he served as president. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Orofacial Pain.