Hannes Wachtel received his dental degree in 1982 at the University of Tübingen, Germany. In 1982/83 he followed the Postgraduate Program in prosthodontics at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. Beginning of 1984, he served as Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the Free University of Berlin for ten years and obtained his Ph.D. in 1992.
Since 1994 he maintains a private clinic in Munich, together with Dr. Bolz, devoted to periodontology, implantology and restorative dentistry and established with his partner Dr. Bolz the Institute for Periodontology and Implantology, IPI GmbH, Munich. In 1997 Prof. Hürzeler and Dr. Zuhr joined the clinic and IPI. He is in the editorial board of several journals and lectures extensively nationally and internationally in the fields of periodontics, plastic periodontal surgery, implantology and aesthetics. Prof. Wachtel is author and co-author of over 100 scientific articles and book chapters.
In 2009 he became associate editor of the “Journal of Clinical Periodontology”. Currently he is Professor at the University of Berlin, Medicine Charité. From 1998 till 2008 he was board member of the German Society of Periodontology (DGP) and Specialist (Diplomate) of the DGP. Since 2005 he holds a faculty position as clinical professor in the Postgraduate Program of the Department of Periodontology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In January 2009 the private clinic divided in two independent groups: Bolz / Wachtel and Hürzeler / Zuhr. The new “Dental Center Munich” was founded with Dr. Bolz and Partners.
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