Prof. Dr. Martin Schimmel (Elveţia)
MAS Oral Biol
Swiss Federal Specialist in Reconstructive Dentistry SSO
Martin Schimmel is chairman of the Department of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology at the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Bern, Switzerland (ZMK Bern). Dr. Schimmel obtained his undergraduate dental degree and the academic degree “Dr. med. dent.” from the University of Mainz, Germany. The University of Geneva (Switzerland) awarded his postgraduate degrees Privat-Docent and MAS Oral Biol. He graduated as Swiss federal specialist for reconstructive dentistry SSO and founded Orophys LLC as a spin-off from the University of Bern. Martin received several academic awards including the IADR Unilever Hatton award for clinical research, first place, senior category and was recently awarded with the 2022 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Research. Professor Schimmel serves as associate editor for Gerodontology, is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Clinical Oral Implants Research, Forum Implantologicum and is member of the review boards of the International Journal of Prosthodontics, as well as the Journal of Dentistry (Digital Section). He is past president of the IADR Geriatric Oral Research Group (IADR GORG), past president and treasurer of the European College of Gerodontology (ECG), council member of the Gerodontology Association (GA) and president of the Swiss Society of Gerodontology and Special Care Dentistry (SSGS). His professional career comprises wide clinical experience in private practice, university settings and geriatric hospitals. His academic interests include Gerodontology, orofacial hypofunction, CAD / CAM in prosthodontics, and implantology.