Born in Campo Tures (South Tyrol).
Five-year dental technician diploma conferred by the Professional Institute of Bolzano.
Owner since 1981 of the Steger Laboratory.
Author of the book “Die anatomische Kaufläche” (The anatomy of the occlusal surface), published by Quintessence, Germany.
In 2003, founder of the Zirkonzahn company, which over time has become an international company with offices in various countries of Europe and the world (USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico).
Holder of 25 patents in various countries of the world; inventor of the Zirkograph, the manual milling system for zirconia, of multiple CAD/CAM systems (hardware and software) and of various working techniques, such as the Prettau® Bridge.
Creator of the Zirkonzahn School (Die Zirkonzahn Schule), a training program for dental technicians and dentists that combines the teaching of dental techniques with a school of life and culture.
Speaker at conferences in the dental sector in Italy and abroad.