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PhD Program "Oral Sciences"


Attention: This PhD program is a general oral science program and not a postgraduate specialization program in orthodontics!

The PhD program "Oral Sciences" is an academic and educative course for promoting research activities on oral health related issues for young scientists who are planning a career at a university or dental research center. The program is open to students of any nationality and appropriate background in medicine (e. g. dentists, physicians, health professionals) or life sciences (e. g. biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, pharmacology, and related areas) sharing our interest and involvement in oral health related research. The PhD program does, therefore, not imply any restrictions on personal interests, age or nationality. The participation in the PhD program is free of charge.

The program itself is a collaboration between the Dental School of the LMU Munich and its departments (Orthodontics, Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology, Prosthodontic Dentistry, and Oral-Maxillo-Facial Surgery and Radiology), and the Munich Medical Research School (MMRS) of the Medical Faculty of the LMU Munich.

For the course starting in October 2022, the Department of Orthodontics is offering two positions for candidates in this PhD program in the fields of Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, respectively. The Online Application Portal @ MMRS will accept applications for this course in November this year. If you need further information on one of these two topics, please contact the Orthodontics' PhD program coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baumert using the generic email address

The Biomechanics Laboratory is headed by Prof. Dr. Andrea Wichelhaus and Diplom-Ingenieur Thomas Stocker. The main research topics are: dental biomechanics, finite element analysis, programming (APDL, LabView, etc.), bone remodeling simulation, basic material research, and the development of new orthodontic appliances.

The Mechanobiology & Genetics Laboratory is headed by Prof. Dr. Andrea Wichelhaus and Assoc. Prof. (Priv.-Doz.) Dr. Uwe Baumert. Main research topics are: mechanotransduction in orthodontic tooth movement, bone remodelling, genetics of bone remodelling, and craniofacial genetics.

General information including application information

about this PhD program can be found on the program's homepage at the Munich Medical Research School (MMRS). There, you'll also find information on the minimum requirements, the application deadline, and a check list. Applications must be submitted electronically using the Online Application Tool only. We're accepting applications starting in November this year!


PhD Program Contact

Assoc. Prof. (Priv.-Doz.) Dr. Uwe Baumert

Department of Orthodontics
University of Munich (LMU)
Goethestr. 70
80336 Munich, Germany