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 senior lecturer at the University of Zurich and honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong. Currently, he is the president of the Swiss Society of Implantology and vice president of the Clinical Research Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health.