Head, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ulm
Director of the Centre of Dentistry
Academic & Qualification
Bernd Lapatki received his degree in dentistry from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in December 1994. After working for two years as a general dentist, he defended his doctoral thesis in medicine (Dr. med. dent. degree) with the title “Quantitative Analysis for the Assessment of Functional Parameters during Trumpet Playing” in 1998. In December 2000, he finished a postgraduate study at the Department of Orthodontics, Freiburg University Medical Centre, and obtained the certificate as “specialist in orthodontics”. From September 2001 to October 2002 he attended as a research fellow at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center (The Netherlands). After finishing his habilitation thesis (leading to a German academic degree, equivalent to a Ph.D.) in dentistry with the title “Pathogenesis and treatment stability of cover-bite and Angle-Class II Division 2 malocclusion” in November 2007, he received a second Ph.D. degree from the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in June 2010 for his thesis “The facial musculature – characterisation at a motor unit level”. In September 2009, he obtained a professorship for orthodontics from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ulm, where he is working as Head of the Department of Orthodontics, and since 2013 as Director of the Centre of Dentistry.