Prof. Henning Schliephake MD DDS PhD

Prof. Henning Schliephake MD DDS PhD works in the field of  ear, nose and throat medicine. His main focus is on reconstructive surgery. In the field of experimental research, he develops modern methods of hard tissue reconstruction in the craniofacial region using growth factors and osteogenic cells. Henning Schliephake received his training as a research associate in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery from 1989 to 1996 at the department of Oral and Maxifacial Surgery of the Hannover Medical School. He continued at the Hannover University and finished his PhD degree on in-vivo cultivation of bone in 1995. After that, he became a senior physician at this department. In 1997 he was officially appointed. In 2000 he was appointed associate professor of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. He became full professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Georg August University in Göttingen in 2001. Prof, Schliepahke has chaired several national scientific associations such as the German Association for Oral Implantology (DGI) and the German Society of Dental, Oral and Craniomandibular Sciences (DGZMK). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is currently President of the German Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DGZMK) and 1st Chairman of the Maxillofacial Surgery Association. He is Editor in Chief of the “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” and is member of the editorial board of a couple of scientific journals such as Oral Oncology and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has won several prices in Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom for his contributions in the field.  The focus of prof. Schliephake’s clinical work and research is reconstructive surgery in the context of ablative tumor therapies and the treatment of craniofacial malformations – especially cleft lip and palate. His focus in the field of experimental research lies in the development of modern processes of hard tissue reconstruction in the craniofacial area using growth factors and osteogenic cells. Prof. Schliephake has made important contributions to the development of controlled release techniques for osteogenic growth factors. Individually formable templates are produced from resorbable polymer materials, which should be used for anatomically adapted new bone formation. In further work, he developed innovative steps for the biofunctionalization of endosseous implant materials with growth factors in order to achieve a secure bony anchoring of implants in the bone, even under unfavorable circumstances, such as after radiation or in osteoporosis.

Prof. Schliephake’s lecture will be about ‘Tissue engineering: fact or fiction? ‘. You can visit professor Schliephake’s lecture on the 4th of June from 9:30 till 10:30!