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Prof. Dr. med. dent. Gerhard Polzar (KKU)

Orthodontist Prof. Dr. med. dent. Gerhard Polzar (KKU)

Curriculum vitae:

1959 Born on June 5th in Gedern
1959 to 1974 grew up in Büdingen
1979 Abitur at Gymnasium Nidda
1979 to 1983 Visit of the State Drawing Academy Hanau / Goldsmith
1982 Diamond internship
1983 to 1984 Studied psychology and scientific philosophy
1984 Training to become a yoga teacher
1984 Apprenticeship for autogenic training according to Dr. hammer
1984 to 1989 Studied dentistry at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen
1990 to 1993 Further training to become an orthodontist, Dr. Dippel Bensheim / Academy for Dental Training in Karlsruhe
1994 Until today branch in own orthodontic practice in Büdingen
1999 Founding member and board member of the socially active ZAB e.V. Büdingen
2004 LZKH focus on functional diagnostics and therapy
1999 to 2007 Organization / management of the annual training events of the general benefit dental association Altkreis Büdingen ZAB e.V.
2006 Visiting professor at the Dental University Clinic in Seville / Spain
2006 until today Visiting professor at the University of Khon Kaen / Thailand
2008 until today Visiting professor at Mahidol University Bangkok / Thailand
2008 Appointment as Professor of Orthodontics at Khon Kaen University / Thailand
2010 Recognition of professor status by the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art
2010 Membership in the German Society for Aligner Orthodontics (DGAO)
2012 Publication of the first German-language aligner book "Internet Fachbuch - Alignerorthodontie"
2013 Chairman of the board of the orthodontic association KFO-IG and co-editor of the specialist journal KFO-Intern
2014 Opening of the first pure Invisalign user practice in Frankfurt am Main (Beautysmile)
2014 Publication of the world's 5th book on Invisalign with the title "Invisalign Handbook"

My special areas of interest are:

  • Extraction-free orthodontic therapy
  • Invisalign therapy
  • Development of a bracket-free, orthodontic / maxillofacial surgical combination therapy with Invisalign
  • Adult orthodontics in combination with Invisalign and lingual technology
  • Dental-assisted transverse distraction osteogenesis of the lower jaw
  • Growth-adapted therapy concepts
  • Orthodontics and breathing, diagnostics in MRI and DVT
  • Manual functional diagnostics, MRI diagnostics of the temporomandibular joint
  • Digital orthodontics as the practice of the future
  • Digital volume tomography as a practical craft for implementing orthodontic procedures
  • Practice management
Over 100 international publications and over 150 lectureships on orthodontic topics in Paris, Mallorca, Costa Rica, Thailand, Switzerland, Austria, Spain and Germany.

Teaching and Research:
Supervision of five doctoral students on the topics of distraction osteogenesis and orthodontic breathing - tonsillectomy, growth disorders, adhesive strength of composite.
Orthodontic lecturer for postgraduate training in Bangkok and Khon-Kaen (Thailand), Seville (Spain) and the Carolinum University Hospital in Frankfurt.
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