Who places the ceramic implants?
Prof. Dr. Curd Bollen
Prof. Dr. Curd Bollen has been placing zirconia implants for more than 10 years. This makes him a recognized authority, not only in the Netherlands, but also throughout Europe. He also believes 100% in the added value of metal-free zirconia implants.
Curd Bollen was mainly educated at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). In June 1992 he graduated with a degree in dentistry (DDS). In September 1992 he started his doctoral research and started his training as a specialist in periodontology. Already in 1996, he was the youngest dentist ever in Leuven to obtain his doctorate in medical sciences (PhD). A year later he already obtained his advanced master’s degree in periodontology and implantology (MS). This training in Leuven is also recognized at European level (EFP recognized) and is a legally recognized specialism in Belgium (in contrast to the Netherlands, where periodontists mutually recognize themselves). Finally, in 2016, he obtained an additional master’s degree in clinical dentistry in aesthetic and restorative dentistry (MClinDent) at the University of the Pacific (Stockton, USA).
Prof. Bollen has been appointed professor of implant dentistry at the College of Medicine & Dentistry in Birmingham (UK) since 2019. This college is part of the University of Ulster (Belfast, Northern Ireland). Prof. Bollen is head of the implant dentistry department in Birmingham. In that capacity he works 1 week a month in Birmingham: teaching, research and clinic. He has now also accepted the contract to develop a Clinical Mastership in Ceramic Implant Dentistry in Birmingham by 2022 (for more information, click here: CoMD).
Previously, Prof. Bollen as an employee at various other universities: Manchester – UK (associate professor), Düsseldorf – D (assistant professor), Bonn – D (researcher), Nijmegen – NL (lecturer), Liège – B (consultant) and Leuven – B ( consultant).
Prof. Bollen has published more than 40 scientific articles in international scientific journals during his career, as well as more than 25 in national dental journals. He is also the author or co-author of several chapters in 8 scientific books. His recent publications are now also fully focused on zirconia implants.
Prof. Bollen also regularly gives lectures in the Netherlands and abroad at scientific conferences or courses. He has already been a guest in: Jordan, Israel, Hungary, France and Germany. Also in Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovenia, US and UK. The topics of his lectures are: Zirconia implants, in addition short and ultra-short implants, further halitosis (mouth odor) and finally growth factors (L-PRF).
The European Academy for Ceramic Implantology (EACIm) has appointed Prof. Bollen as their “Ambassador for UK & NL” in 2020. In this capacity, Prof. Bollen will help to promote further scientifically ceramic implantology in the Netherlands and England. For more information, click here: EACIm. He will also act as speaker and moderator at the EACIm conferences.
On the one hand, Prof. Bollen is editor-in-chief of 2 important scientific journals: the Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy and the Journal of Dental Reports. On the other hand, he is also editor of 10 other scientific journals.
Prof. Bollen is now also working with industry to conduct clinical research. For example, he works with the companies Camlog / Ceralog and TAV on clinical projects with ceramic implants. This research yields new publications in the field of oral implantology.
As of January 2021, Prof. Bollen will start working as a consultant for the large Swiss-American company BioHorizons-Camlog. Initially, he will be responsible for part of the Ceramic Excellence Virtual Classroom program.