Professor Dr. Dr. hc. N.P. Lang

Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
Prince Philip Dental Hospital
University of Hong Kong / Hong Kong SAR

Born in Berne (1942), Switzerland. Professor emeritus, University of Berne, Switzerland (1980- 2008) Former Executive Dean: School of Dental Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland (1987 - 1989). Former Chairman: Department of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics and Comprehensive Dental Care (1978 - 1992), Former Head of Laboratory of Oral Microbiology (1980 - 1992), Former Chairman: Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics (1992- 2008), University of Berne, Switzerland.

Guest Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1986), University of Hong Kong (1994), University of Aarhus, Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark (1994), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia(1999/2000), University of Göteborg, Sweden (2000), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2005), Honorary Professor  University of Aarhus Denmark (2006-2010). PhD: University of Berne Medical Faculty: 1978.

M.S. in Periodontics, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, USA: 1975. Clinical Instructor and Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA: 1972 - 1975. Research Associate in Periodontology (Fellowship Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research) Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark: 1971 - 1972. Certificate in Fixed Prosthodontics, University of Berne: 1969 - 1971, University of Berne, Dr. med. dent.: 1970, DDS: 1968. Swiss Society of Periodontology, President 1982 - 1985; Secretary General 1985-1996.

IADR Periodontal Research Group President 1986 - 1987. IADR Continental European Division, President 1990 - 1991. International Team of Implantology (ITI), President 1997 - 2001. Chairman Swiss College of Dental Medicine 2001- 2005.Organizer: 7th International Conference on Periodontal Research 1986, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th European Workshops on Periodontology (EWP)) 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008. Annual Congress Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) 1980, 84, 88, 93, 97, 2002, 2007 European Association of Osseointegration Annual Scientific Meeting 1997. 1st and 2nd Europen Workshops on Mechanical Plaque Control 1998, 2003. 11th Biennial Congress  of the International Academy of Periodontology(IAP) 2007. Recipient of Awards: Swiss Society of Odontostomatology (SSO): 1968.

Professor Extraordinario de Estudios Superiores de Odontologia, Universidad Antonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico: 1980, Honorary Doctor of Odontology (Dr. odont. h.c.) University of Athens, Greece: 1989. International Association of Dental Research Award in Basic Research in Periodontal Disease: 1992, Honorary Doctor of Odontology (Dr. odont. h.c.), University of Buenos Aires: 1994, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCPS Glasg): 1995. Odont. dr. h.c. University of Gothenburg, Sweden 1997. Editor in Chief: Clinical Oral Implants Research 1990 - , Associate Editor: Journal of Clinical Periodontology 1977 - 2004, Journal of Periodontal Research 1975 - 1985, Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry 2002 - . Honorary member of the: South African Society of Periodontology 1991, Danish Periodontal Society 1992, American Academy of Periodontology 1998. German Society of Periodontology 1999, Italian Society of Periodontology 1999, Swiss Society of Periodontology 2002. Published approximately 400 articles of original research in scientific journals; published books: Check List in Dentistry: Comprehensive Treatment Planning; Atlas of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics, Comprehensive Treatment Planning (Thieme); Proceedings of 1st, 2nd, 3rd European Workshops on Periodontology (Quintessence).  Proceedings of the 4th and 5th European Workshop on Periodontology (Supplementum J Clin Periodontol), Textbook on Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (4th and 5th edition).

Special research interests: Oral microbiology, Diagnostic procedures, Risk assessment Regenerative techniques, Prevention and therapy using antimicrobials. Epidemiology, pathogenesis and therapy of periodontal diseases and peri-implant lesions. Biological aspects of oral implants. Clinical research.

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