Logo IFED 8th World Congress in Munich 2013


Dr. David Winkler, President of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry

Moderation: Opening Ceremony

Friday, September 20th, 2013
ZTM Siegbert Witkowski


Since 1988, Mr. Siegbert Witkowski has been working as chief dental technician in the Department of Prosthodontics, University Hospital of Freiburg, School of Dentistry, Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. J. R. Strub.

He earned his diploma in Dental Technology from an apprenticeship program in Hannover, Germany. He did postgraduate studies and gained work experience at the following institutions: University of London, Royal Dental Hospital (1983-1984); University of Zürich, School of Dentistry (1984-1986); University of Southern California, School of Dentistry (1986-1988). Mr. Witkowski was certified as a dental technician (CDT) by the National Board of Certification of Dental Laboratory Technology, USA, in 1986. In 1991, he earned the degree of the German Master Dental Technician from the master school in Freiburg, Germany.

Mr. Witkowski was co-editor and -founder of the German journal „Implantologie” [Implantology] (1993-2000). For the monthly journal „Quintessenz der Zahntechnik” [Quintessence Dental Technology] by Quintessence (Berlin) he was serving as vice editor-in-chief (1997-2000) before being appointed as editor-in-chief (2007). He co-authored a textbook for dental students (1. ed. 1994, 2. ed. 1999, 3. ed. 2004, 4. ed. 2010), a book on implant prosthodontics „Enossale orale Im¬plantologie aus prosthetischer Sicht“ [Endosseous implantology from the prosthodontic point of view], published in 1996 by Quintessence and numerous articles. In 2001 he was editorial chairman of the „ Internationale Zahntechnik Magazin” [International Dental Technology Magazine] published by Flohr Verlag, Rottweil. He was a member (2000-2001) of the committee to set up the first program with an engineering degree (Dipl. Ing.) for Dental Technology in Germany. He is an Active Member and Past Secretary of the German Society of Aesthetic Dentistry (DGÄZ) and a member of several national and international organizations, including the International College of Prosthodontics (ICP). He is a founding member of the European Academy of Dental Technology (EADT, 2010) and is the curriculum chair for CAD/CAM Technology at this organization. Mr. Witkowski is a consultant (2010) to the German “Frauenhofer Research Foundation”.

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