Dr. Stappert Christian
Dr. Christian Stappert is Professor at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany and Executive Medical Director and CMO of the Swiss Smile Dental Group, Switzerland. Most recently, he taught as Professor and Director of ‘Periodontal Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry’ at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (2012-2015), and served several years as Director of ‘Aesthetics and Periodontal Prosthodontics’ at the Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry (Prof. D. Tarnow), NYUCD. Since 2004, he conducted research at the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics at the New York University College of Dentistry (Profs. Van Thompson and Dianne Rekow). Prof. Stappert is cross-trained in Prosthodontics and Periodontics as well as Implant Surgery and graduated ‘Master of Science - Biomaterials and Biomimetics’ at New York University (2006). His research interests involve the reliability of dental materials and clinical restorations, as well as tissue management and the periodontal-implant interface. Dr. Stappert lectures internationally, and has published over 90 scientific papers, book chapters and peer reviewed publications. He is editorial board member and reviewer of numerous scientific dental journals, and active member inter alia at the AO, AAED as well as GNYAP, and current president of the IADR Prosthodontics Research Group.