Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Georg Meyer
Professor Dr. honoris causa granted by Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Past Head of Department for Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry at the University Greifswald, Germany
Past President German Society of Dental, Oral and Craniomandibular Sciences (DGZMK)
Past Elected Member of Science Committee, FDI
Vice President German Academy of Esthetic Dentistry DGÄZ
Active Member Science Committee Council of European Dentists CED
Elected Delegate Dental Chamber M.-V. and Member of the Education Committee
Consequences for dental diagnostics and pre-therapy before Orthodontic Treatments
Especially before orthodontic or restorative dental treatment, patients should be screened for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). If TMD goes undetected, they may negatively affect the course of orthodontic treatment, which ultimately could lead to treatment failure. Comprehensive diagnostic of temporomandibular function is very time consuming due to the complexity of the masticatory system. Therefore, we developed a time-saving initial screening test designed to identity TMD risk factors. If this short test shows no evidence in indicating TMD, orthodontic treatment can be planned and started. Otherwise, a pretreatment of TMD might be necessary.
Prof. Meyer is a University Teacher at the Greifswald Medical School, University of Greifswald in Germany. He received the Professor Dr. honoris causa granted by the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry in 2006 and was the Head of Department for Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Greifswald in 1993. He acted as the President German Society of Dental, Oral and Craniomandibular Sciences (DGZMK) from 2004-2007 and the Vice President German Academy of Esthetic Dentistry in 2015. Prof. Meyer was an elected member of the Science Committee of FDI from 2009-2015. Prof. Meyer's research interests are related to the diagnosis, therapy and retention of dysfunctional related diseases of the masticatory system, and dental aspects of headache and facial pain. He lectured in more than 50 different countries and published about 200 articles in his field of research and education.