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About the Scholarship Center

Mainz is located in the center of Germany close to Frankfurt Airport. The University Medical Center has 1,500 beds and treats more than 350,000 patients each year. The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery treats more than 1,500 patients in-house and 10,000 outpatients annually and is located inside the Dental School with more than 600 dental students. It offers the full range of treatment in this specialist area for both out- and inpatients (dental implantology, dental surgery, traumatology, treatment of malformations, oncology). Clinical and scientific expertise in the field of implant dentistry has been part of our daily work for more than 30 years, with more than 1,000 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. Skeletally 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. Dr. 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 BiomaTiCS university focus program (http://www.unimedizin-mainz.de/biomatics/overview.html). We are also involved in clinical research including animal models and clinical trials according to GCP. The university offers an international MD-PhD program (TransMed).

 

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 dental and maxillofacial surgery is desirable and ITI Scholars are invited to join the teams of surgeons in the operating theater. For insurance reasons ITI Scholars are not normally able to treat their own patients. They are encouraged 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. A PhD option in Translational Biomedicine is available for highly motivated Scholars who fulfill the specific requirements (https://www.unimedizin-mainz.de/transmed/home.html).

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 those with a more scientifically based focus we are also happy with English. It is our clear aim to maintain contact with our ITI Scholars after they leave.

 

Contact details

Chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. Bilal Al-Nawas
Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Augustusplatz 2
55131 Mainz
Germany
Email: [email protected]

 

Program Coordinator: Priv-Doz. Dr. Dr. Peer W. Kaemmerer
Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Augustusplatz 2
55131 Mainz
Germany
Email: [email protected]