Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

About the Scholarship Center

The department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the J. Gutenberg University Dental School offers the full range of treatment in this specialist area for both "out" and "in" patients. Clinical and scientific expertise in the field of implant dentistry has been part of our daily work for more than 20 years, with more than 800 implants placed annually. Patients often require the full spectrum of orofacial rehabilitation. This ranges from tumor or cleft palate rehabilitation in conjunction with major osteoplastic procedures (conventional, microvascular and distraction techniques) to esthetically challenging single-tooth replacements. Skeletal-based orthodontics and orthodontic surgery are carried out together with the Department of Orthodontic Dentistry (Prof. Dr. Dr. Wehrbein). Extensive rehabilitation concepts are planned and carried out in close cooperation with the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry (Prof. Scheller). Digital workflow facilities, including a 3D printer, are routinely used. Basic research is performed in our histologic and cell laboratory in the field of bone substitutes and biomaterial-cell interaction. Questions relating to microscopy and analysis are tackled in cooperation with the University focus program BiomaTiCS. We are also involved in clinical research including animal models and clinical trials according to GCP.

Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year

The ITI Scholar will participate in the following clinical activities:

  • Treatment planning sessions
  • Observing clinical patient treatment
  • Assisting in patient treatment

The Scholar's time will be allocated to the following activities as follows (estimate):
10-90% patient care depending on personal wishes
10-90% research depending on personal wishes

ITI Scholars in our department are encouraged to participate in every phase of surgical therapy and are welcome to attend interdisciplinary consultations. An interest in the full spectrum of maxillofacial surgery is desirable and ITI Scholars are invited to join the surgical teams in the operating theater. For insurance reasons, ITI Scholars are not normally able to treat their own patients. They are welcome to participate in all continuing education courses organized by our department. We expect our ITI Scholars to be involved in research projects as co-investigators or to start their own projects with the team. For highly interested scholars who fulfill the requirements, a PhD option in Translational Biomedicine is available.

Special requirements for this Scholarship Center

To take full clinical and scientific advantage of the Scholarship year, ITI Scholars are encouraged to have some knowledge of German. For a more scientifically based focus we are also happy with English. It is our clear aim to establish a long-term relationship with our ITI Scholars.

Contact details

Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz (Germany)
Chairman: Professor Dr. Dr. Wilfried Wagner
Department of Maxillofacial Surgery
Augustusplatz 2, 55131 Mainz, Germany

ITI Scholarship Program Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Bilal Al-Nawas

ITI International Team for Implantology
ITI Headquarters
Peter Merian-Strasse 88
4052 Basel

Phone +41 61 270 83 83
Fax +41 61 270 83 84

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