Prof. Hannes Wachtel received his dental degree in 1982 from the University of Tübingen, Postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at the University of Southern California, and Periodontology at Charité Berlin. He was an Associate Professor in Periodontology at the Free University of Berlin where he obtained his PhD. He is a Professor at the University of Berlin, Medicine Charité, and Clinical Professor in Periodontology at the University of Gothenburg. Prof. Wachtel is a member of numerous dental organizations and lectures internationally on periodontics, implantology and esthetics. He is author of over 100 scientifi c articles and has published chapters in textbooks. He has a private practice in Munich devoted to periodontology, implantology and restorative dentistry.