Prof. Dr. Gutknecht


Scientific Director

gutknecht@aalz.de

Clinic of Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology and Preventive Dentistry, RWTH Aachen University Hospital

Prof. Gutknecht studied medicine and dentistry from 1979 – 1989 at the Universities of Bochum, Florence and Aachen.
Since 1989 he works as a scientific researcher at the University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen University.
In 1990 and 1992 he did scientific research studies in the field of dental laser therapy at the UCSF, USA,
In 1995 he received the “Master in application of Nd:YAG lasers in dentistry” in Phoenix – Arizona, USA.
In 1998 he became a full Professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Aachen University Medical and Dental Faculty

Positions at RWTH Aachen University

  • Dep. Director of the Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • Director of the “Aachen Dental Laser Center” called AALZ
  • Scientific Director of the Academic Postgraduate Master Program: “Master of Science – Lasers in Dentistry” at the RWTH Aachen University

Positions in other Universities:

  • Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brasil, Postgraduate Education
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Nice, France, Postgraduate Education
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Salt Lake City, USA, Postgraduate Education
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Rom, Italy, Postgraduate Education
  • Honorary Professor at Hong Kong University, China

Positions in scientific organisations:

  • President of the DGL, German Society of Laser Dentistry
  • President of the WFLD, the World Federation for Laser Dentistry
  • Member of the program committee for the SPIE International Society for Optical Engineering in San Jose, USA
  • Honorary President of the GSLD the Greek Society for Laser Dentistry
  • Board Member of the SGLZ, the Swiss Society for Laser Dentistry
  • Board Member of the German Dental Association
  • Board Member of the European Medical Laser Association

Editor of Sientific Journals:

  • Associate Editor : “Laser in Medical Science” Springer, London, UK, ISSN 0268-8921 (print) and ISSN 1435-604X (electronic version)
  • Editor-in-Chief: “Lasers in Dental Science” Springer, London, UK, ISSN 2367-2587 (electronic version)
  • Editor-in-Chief : “International Magazine of laser dentistry”, Oemus Media AG Leipzig, Germany
  • Editorial Board member: “Photomedicine and LASER Surgery”, Mary Ann Libert, Inc Publishers USA.

Author of Books and Publications

Prof. Gutknecht is author of the books

  1. “Lasertherapy in dental practice”, Quintessenz, Berlin 1999
  2. “Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop of Evidence Based Dentistry on Lasers in Dentistry”, Quintessenz, Berlin 2007.Author of more then 130 publications in dental laser science in international Journals

Since 1993 he performed more then 500 laser workshops all over the world.