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Prof. Dr. med. dent. Rainer Schwestka-Polly
Excellent
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9.90

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Rainer Schwestka-Polly

dentistry, orthodontics, and oral surgery
dentistry, orthodontics, and oral surgery
User ScoreExperienceRatingPrice RangePublicationsOnline Consultations
92%43 years9.9/10$$$$71No

Overview

Country, City
Germany, Hanover
Health facility
Hannover Medical School Hospital
Medical unit
Department of orthodontics

About the doctor

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Rainer Schwestka-Polly is a highly acclaimed and experienced dentist, orthodontist, and oral surgeon with 42 years of experience. He works at the Department of Orthodontics at Hannover Medical School Hospital in Hanover, Germany. Dr. Schwestka-Polly's impressive career includes obtaining specialization in dentistry and oral surgery, additional qualifications in orthodontics, and visiting assistant professorships at renowned universities in the United States. He has also held various teaching positions and has been recognized for his contributions to orthodontics through numerous scientific publications. With 71 scientific publications, Dr. Schwestka-Polly has focused on dental implants in patients with orofacial clefts, mandibular morphology in cleft lip and palate patients, and objective treatment outcome assessments. His research demonstrates a commitment to advancing orthodontic treatment methods and improving patient care. Dr. Schwestka-Polly's vast experience, extensive knowledge, and dedication to research make him a highly respected and sought-after professional in his field. Patients can trust in his expertise and expect exceptional orthodontic care under his guidance. The accolades and awards he has received further attest to his reputation as a top orthodontic specialist.

Skills & Expertise

orthodontic
surgery
dentistry
maxillofacial
lingual appliance
maxilla
orthognathic
orthognathic surgery
bracket
molars
mandible
third molars
mandibular movements
joint
maxillofacial surgery
orthodontic therapy
orthodontic bracket
orofacial clefts
osteotomy
periodontal status
electromagnetic articulography
oral surgery
dental implants
lip palate
maxillofacial medicine
cleft lip
cleft lip palate
incisors
tongue
fixation
tooth
temporomandibular joint
palate
implants
lip
mandibular molars
tongue motor function
permanent incisors
molars autotransplantation
atrophied jaw
fixation alteration
spikes tongue
skeletal fixation
mandibular incisors
jaw
tooth alignment
tongue movement
clefts dental implants
silver ionimplanted bracket
ionimplanted stainless steel

Resume

CV (Curriculum Vitae)

Education
  • 1975-1981 Studied dentistry at the Georg-August University in Goettingen
  • Obtaining a license for medical practice
  • 1982 Defense of the dissertation
  • 1986 Obtaining specialization in dentistry and oral surgery
  • 1989 Received additional qualifications in the field of orthodontics 
  • 1989 Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of orthodontics of the University of North Carolina
  • 1989 Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of maxillofacial surgery of the University of Texas
  • 1989 Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of maxillofacial surgery of the Baylor College of Dentistry of Dallas
  • 1989 Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of orthodontics of the University of Connecticut
  • 1998 Further training examination board in the field of orthodontics of the Dentists' Association of Lower Saxony
  • 1998 Habilitation and a teaching license in orthodontics in the medical faculty of the Georg-August University in Goettingen
  • 2005 Obtaining further specialization in orthodontics and orofacial orthopedics
Experience
  • 1981-1983 Dentist in the German Armed Forces
  • 1983-1986 Assistant Dentist in the Department of maxillofacial surgery of the Katharinen Hospital in Stuttgart
  • 1986-1992 Research Assistant in the Department of orthodontics at the Georg-August University in Goettingen
  • 1992-1997 Senior Physician in the Department of orthodontics in the Clinic of the Georg-August University in Goettingen
  • 1999 Lectureship for the general curriculum dentistry, oral and maxillofacial medicine of the Academy Practice and Science within the German Society for Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine
  • 2000 C4 Professor for orthodontics at the Saarland University in Homburg
  • 2001 C4 Professor for orthodontics at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz
  • 2002 C4 Professor at the Hannover Medical School
  • 2003-2005 Dean of dentistry studies at Hannover Medical School
  • 2005-2007 Executive Director of the Department of orthodontics at the Hannover Medical School Hospital
  • 2006 Scientific Director of the continuing education and extra-occupational course "Lingual Orthodontics" with the degree "Master of Science" at the Hannover Medical School
Awards & Memberships
  • 1976 Prize winner in the state competition "Youth Researches" of Bremen in chemistry
  • 1991 Unilever Table Clinic Award of the International Dental Federation
  • 1992 Quintessence Promotional Prize
  • 1993 Quintessence Dental Technology Promotion Prize
  • 1995 Member of the committee for the dental examination at the University of Goettingen as an examiner for the subject of orthodontics
  • 1997 Prize of the working group for functional theory from the German Society for Dental, Oral, and Maxillofacial Medicine
  • 2000-2005 Member of the scientific advisory board of the dental training center of the Dental Association of Lower Saxony in Hanover
  • 2000 Member of the scientific advisory board of the journal "Orthodontics" of the Quintessenz publishing house in Berlin
  • 2000-2010 Scientific Director of the "Orthodontic Lecture Series" of the dental training center of the Dental Association of Lower Saxony in Hanover
  • 2001 Member of the scientific advisory board of the "Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics/Advances in Orthodontics" published by the publishing house Urban & Vogel in Munich
  • 2002 Member of the authorization commission for the field of orthodontics of the Dentists' Association of Lower Saxony - for the authorization of chamber members to impart special knowledge in the field of orthodontics
  • 2002-2004 Chairman of the committee for the dental examination at the Hannover Medical School
  • 2003 Chairman of a doctoral committee to obtain a doctorate in dentistry at the Hannover Medical School
  • 2003-2005 Member of a section of the senate of the Hannover Medical School
  • 2003-2010 Member of the advisory board of the "German Board of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics", an institution to ensure continuous training and quality assurance in treatment in the field of orthodontics
  • 2007-2011 Member of a section of the senate of the Hannover Medical School
  • 2007-2010 Chairman of the advisory board of the German committee of orthodontics and orofacial orthopedics
  • 2008 Accredited Member of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics
  • 2008 Certified Member of the German Society for Lingual Orthodontics
  • 2008 Scientific Director of the program for further training to become a specialist dentist or specialist in orthodontics at the Medical University of Hanover by the further training regulations of the Dental Association of Lower Saxony under the patronage of the European Orthodontic Society within the meaning of the Network of Erasmus Based European Orthodontic Programs
  • 2008 Named Spokesman for the subject of orthodontics on the professional advisory board of the Association of University Teachers for Dentistry, Oral Medicine, and Maxillofacial Medicine
  • 2012 Member of the commission for the development of the National competency-based learning objective catalog dentistry of the German Society for Dentistry, Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Medicine and the Association of University Teachers for Dentistry, Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Medicine
  • Listed in the FOCUS list of top doctors in orthodontics

Languages

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English
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German

Publications

Antibacterial properties and abrasion-stability: Development of a novel silver-compound material for orthodontic bracket application.

18 July, 2022

Objective treatment outcome assessment of a completely customized lingual appliance: A retrospective study.

September, 2021

Class II correction by maxillary en masse distalization using a completely customized lingual appliance and a novel mini-screw anchorage concept - preliminary results.

29 June, 2021

Location

Carl-Neuberg-Straße, 1, 30625 Hanover, Germany

FAQ

What is the specialization of Prof. Dr. med. dent. Rainer Schwestka-Polly?

The primary specialization of the doctor is dentistry, orthodontics, and oral surgery.

What is the experience of the specialist?

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Rainer Schwestka-Polly has been practicing for more than 43 years.

What is the rating of the doctor?

What topics does Prof. Dr. med. dent. Rainer Schwestka-Polly expert at?

The doctor has excellent knowledge in orthodontic, surgery, dentistry, maxillofacial, lingual appliance.

Is the specialist involved in the research?

Does the specialist offer online consultations?

No, Prof. Dr. med. dent. Rainer Schwestka-Polly doesn’t perform virtual appointments.

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Prof. Dr. med. dent. Rainer Schwestka-Polly

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