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Prof. Dr. med. dent. Henrik Dommisch

Last Update: August 2014

Contact:
Department of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry
Center of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
University of Bonn
Welschnonnenstraße 17
53111 Bonn
Phone: +49-(0)228-287-22480
E-mail: henrik.dommisch(at)charite.de

University of Washington
Department of Oral Biology
B224 Health Science Center
Box 357132
Seattle, Washington 98195-7132
Phone: (206)543-1595, Fax: (206)685-3162
email: hd2@u.washington.edu

Education/Degrees:

Undergraduate Study


Dentistry at the University of Kiel

Exam (Graduation from Dental School)
2002 Dentistry (DDS), University of Kiel

Graduate Study
2007-2010 Postgraduate Program in Periodontics at the Department of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry,
University of Bonn (supervised by Chairman Prof. Dr. Dr. Søren Jepsen, M.S.) following the guidelines proposed by the German Society of Periodontology

Since 2009 Postgraduate Program in Endodontics at the Department of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry,
University of Bonn (supervised by Chairman Prof. Dr. Dr. Søren Jepsen, M.S.) following the guidelines proposed by the German Society of Dentistry

Dissertation (Dr. med. dent.)
2004 Dr. med. dent., University of Kiel “Expression of Human beta-Defensins (hBD-1, -2, -3) in Oral Tissues”

Habilitation (PhD)
2008 Venia legendi, University of Bonn, Department of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry
Thesis title: “Differential expression of human beta-defensins in cells of the gingival epithelium and the dental pulp” (in German)

Postdoctoral Positions

2002-2006 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry, University of Bonn (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. Søren Jepsen, M.S.)



2006-2007 Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Oral Biology (Chairman: Professor Dr. Kenneth Izutzu; in the Laboratory of Professor Dr. Beverly A. Dale),
School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

2007-2010 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry, University of Bonn (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. Søren Jepsen, M.S.)

Clinical and Research Experience:
  • Specialist for Periodontics (German Society of Periodontology)
  • Endodontics (post-graduate program)
  • Invited participant: VII European Workshop in Periodontology “The Biology of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases”; working group: “
  • Biological Approaches to the Development of Novel Periodontal Therapies”
  • Antimicrobial peptides in the oral cavity
  • Host-bacterial interactions
  • Innate immune responses of oral epithelial cells
  • Principal Investigator (projects: O-136.0004, University of Bonn; Herbert-Reeck-Foundation, University of Bonn; H-036.0037, German Society of Periodontology; G-036.0041,
  • Colgate-Palmolive Research Foundation; H-036.0061, German Society of Periodontology; D-036.0051, German Research Foundation, Clinical Research Unit, project #2)

Current Academic Appointments:
  • Since 2009 Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology (Chairman: Professor Dr. K. Izutzu; in the Laboratory of Professor Dr. W. O. Chung and Prof. Dr. B. A. Dale), School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Since 2010 Associate Professor, Dept. of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry, University of Bonn (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. Søren Jepsen, M.S.)

Awards:
  • Dentsply Award, 2003, 2. Place, DGZMK Annual Meeting in Aachen, Germany, 2003
  • Award for Best Dissertation 2003, Annual Meeting of the Schleswig-Holsteinische Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Diseases in Kiel, Germany, 2003
  • FVDZ-Award 2005, Annual Meeting of the Free Alliance of German Dentists, Usedom, Germany, 2005
  • Young-Investigator Award 2005, IADR „Dentin-Pulp-Complex“ Meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany, 2005
  • DGP/Meridol-Award 2005 (1. Place for Basic Science), German Society of Periodontology (DGP), Annual Meeting of the DGP in Berlin, Germany, 2005
  • DGP-Poster Award, 2. Place 2005, German Society of Periodontology, Annual Meeting of the DGZMK in Berlin, Germany, 2005
  • DGZMK/Colgate Award (1. Place) 2006, Annual Meeting of the DGZMK in Erfurt, 2006
  • DGP/Meridol-Award 2008 (2. Place for Basic Science), German Society of Periodontology (DGP), Annual Meeting of the DGP in Nürnberg, Germany, 2008
  • DGP/Research Funding 2009 (1. Place), German Society of Periodontology (DGP), Annual Meeting of the DGP in München, Germany, 2009
  • DGP/Meridol-Award 2010 (1. Place for Basic Science), German Society of Periodontology (DGP), Annual Meeting of the DGP in Bonn, Germany, 2010
  • DGP/Meridol-Award 2010 (2. Place for Basic Science), German Society of Periodontology (DGP), Annual Meeting of the DGP in Bonn, Germany, 2010

Current Grants:

  • German Research Foundation, Clinical Research Unit, project #2: „ The role of antimicrobial peptides during development and progression of periodontal diseases“, Project number: D-036-0051; September 2008 – September 2010
  • German Society of Periodontology; „The role of human beta-defensins in immune responses of gingival fibroblasts“, April 2010 – April 2011