Dr. Vertucci completed both his D.M.D. degree and specialty training in endodontics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He holds board certification in endodontics and is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists. He joined the Department of Endodontics at the University of Florida in 1975, was named department chairman in 1980, and became the director of the Postgraduate Endodontic Program in 1996. Dr. Vertucci has received the Teacher of the Year Award and Outstanding Clinical Professor Award in recognition of his teaching. An internationally known author and lecturer, he is currently researching the effects of new endodontic material and effect of calcium hydroxide and endosonics on canal disinfection and cleanliness.
Dr. Vertucci retired from the University of Florida Department of Endodontics on February 28, 2010 after 35 years of dedicated service. Dr. Vertucci was elected Professor Emeritus status by his colleagues.