Dr. Opitz received his dental degree in 2009 from the University of Muenster, Germany. At first practicing as a general dentist, he began specializing in the field of orthodontics in 2011 and discovered the Insignia System. After working and researching at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Jena, Germany, Dr. Opitz received his degree as a specialist in orthodontics from the German Dental Medical Association in 2014. In 2015, he joined a colleague and started a private practice in Detmold, Germany, solely applying the Damon and Insignia Systems as the fixed appliances of choice. In 2016, after taking part in numerous Insignia-related courses and events, Dr. Opitz transitioned to exclusively using Insignia as a fixed appliance, integrating a digital workflow throughout his practice. Dr. Opitz now provides in-office courses at his practice and lectures extensively on the Insignia System.