Dieter Bosshardt

PhD

Head, Oral Histology

University of Bern, Switzerland

 

Dr. Dieter Bosshardt is head of the Robert K. Schenk Laboratory of Oral Histology at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern. His main scientific interests are tooth development, in particular cementogenesis, periodontal tissue regeneration, and healing events associated with dental implants and other biomaterials. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Bosshardt served as the primary scientific mentor for Dr. Miron and they have since collaborated on numerous projects. Recently, their work on the importance of macrophages around bone biomaterials and makes up the primary focus of their collaboration. A recent review article published in Biomaterials can be found by clicking here. Dr. Bosshardt has authored and co-authored more than 150 original articles, review articles, case reports, and book chapters. He is considered one of the top oral histologists internationally. He is also a member of  the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Osteology Research Academy (ORA).

Education

 

1978               Higher education entrance qualification (Matura) at the Mathematisch-

                        Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium in Zurich (Switzerland)

1985               Masters degree in Natural Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of

                        Technology, Zurich (Switzerland)

1992               PhD degree in Natural Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of

                        Technology, Zurich (Switzerland)

1994-1997     Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Laboratory for the Study of Calcified Tissues                         and Biomaterials, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC                           (Canada)

2006               Habilitation for “Oral Structural and Developmental Biology” at the

                        University of Bern (Switzerland)

Academic Appointments

1986-1992

Assistant at the Department of Oral Structural Biology, Dental Institute, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

1993-1994

Research Associate at the Department of Oral Structural Biology, Dental Institute, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

1994-1998

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Laboratory for the Study of Calcified Tissues and Biomaterials, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC (Canada)

1998-1999

Research Associate at the Department of Periodontology, Endodontology and Cariology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Basel (Switzerland)

2000-2005

Research Scientist at the Department of Periodontology & Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern (Switzerland)

2006-2007

Research Scientist at the Department of Periodontology & Fixed Prosthodontics and the Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern (Switzerland)

2008- Present

Head of the Robert K. Schenk Laboratory of Oral Histology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern (Switzerland)

2013-Present

Associate Professor, University of Bern (Switzerland)