Professor Moritz Kebschull Dr. med. dent., Dr. med. dent. habil., MBA

Professor Moritz Kebschull

School of Dentistry
Chair of Restorative Dentistry

Professor Kebschull is Chair of Restorative Dentistry in the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. In addition, he holds an adjunct position at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

His award-winning translational research links the clinical features and molecular foundations of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

To further develop the translation from basic research to the clinical setting and the market, Moritz acquired critical business skills in a top-ranked Executive MBA program.

Professor Kebschull is the lead for the School of Dentistry’s new postgraduate strategy.

As a member of the board of the German Society for Periodontology, and for the European Federation for Periodontology, Moritz is currently driving the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in Europe

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1863-067

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Researcher ID: F-7207-2010

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  • Master in Business Administration, ESCP Europe 2018
  • Habilitation (Post-doctoral lecture qualification with dissertation), Bonn 2014
  • DG PARO Specialist in Periodontology, German Society for Periodontology 2008
  • Board certification (“Fachzahnarzt”) in Periodontology, Muenster 2007
  • Doctor medicinae dentariae in mucosal immunology, Muenster 2004
  • Dentistry, Muenster 2004


Moritz Kebschull studied Dentistry at the University of Muenster in Germany. For his doctoral work, he studied the role of endothelial cells in mucosal inflammation using whole-genome technology.

In parallel, Moritz started clinical training as a periodontist. After three years in a specialized private practice, Moritz joined the Division of Periodontics, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Panos Papapanou, to work on the interactions of periodontal and systemic diseases, and to decipher the pathophysiology of different forms of periodontal disease using high-throughput methodology.

In 2009, Moritz joined the Department of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Bonn. Here, in the department of Professor Soren Jepsen, Moritz focused on the relationship of periodontal infections and atherosclerosis, as well as on the current classification of periodontal diseases. This work won several awards, including the IADR Sigmund S. Socransky Young Investigator Award, the IADR William Gies Award, and the Miller Prize, the highest scientific award in German dentistry.

Moritz was appointed Chair of Restorative Dentistry in September 2018.


Postgraduate supervision

Moritz is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

  • Pathophysiology of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
  • Classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
  • -omics research
  • Molecular diagnostics

If you are interesting in studying any of these subject areas please contact Moritz on the contact details above, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email:  or  call +44 (0)121 414 5005  or call +44 (0)121 414 5005.

For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings. 


  • Pathophysiology of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
  • Classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
  • -omics research
  • Molecular diagnostics

Other activities

2014 – today

  • Member of the board & Guideline chair, German Society for Periodontology (DG PARO)

 2017 – 2019

  • Junior officer, European Federation for Periodontology. 
  • Moritz is part of the leadership team for the ‘EFP S3 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Periodontitis”

 Moritz is an Editorial Board member for the following journals:

  • Journal of Clinical Periodontology
  • Clinical Oral Investigations
  • Current Oral Health Research
  • Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry


  • The Severity of Human Peri-Implantitis Lesions Correlates with the Level of Submucosal Microbial Dysbiosis. Kroeger, A., Hülsmann, C., Fickl, S., Spinell, T., Huttig, F., Kaufmann, F., Heimbach, A., Hoffmann, P., Enkling, N., Renvert, S., Schwarz, F., Demmer, R. T., Papapanou, P. N., Jepsen, S. & Kebschull, M., 20 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
  • Dimensional evaluation of different ridge preservation techniques: a randomized clinical study. Fickl, S., Fischer, K., Petersen, N., Happe, A., Schlee, M., Schlagenhauf, U. & Kebschull, M., 1 May 2017, In : International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 37, 3, p. 403-410 8 p.
  • Differential Expression and Functional Analysis of High-Throughput -Omics Data Using Open Source Tools. Kebschull, M., Fittler, M. J., Demmer, R. T. & Papapanou, P. N., 2017, Oral Biology: Molecular Techniques and Applications. 2nd ed. Springer, p. 327-34519 p. (Methods in molecular biology; vol. 1537).

  • Exploring Genome-Wide Expression Profiles Using Machine Learning Techniques. Kebschull, M. & Papapanou, P. N., 2017, Oral Biology: Molecular Techniques and Applications. 2nd ed. Springer, p. 347-364 18 p. (Methods in molecular biology; vol. 1537).

  • Genome-Wide Analysis of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Cells and Tissues. Kebschull, M., Hülsmann, C., Hoffmann, P. & Papapanou, P. N., 2017, Oral Biology: Molecular Techniques and Applications. 2nd ed. Springer, p. 307-32620 p. (Methods in molecular biology; vol. 1537).

  • MicroRNAs Regulate Cytokine Responses in Gingival Epithelial Cells. Chen, S. C. Y., Constantinides, C., Kebschull, M. & Papapanou, P. N., Dec 2016, In : Infection and Immunity. 84, 12, p. 3282-3289 8 p.

  • Identification of Master Regulator Genes in Human Periodontitis. Sawle, A. D., Kebschull, M., Demmer, R. T. & Papapanou, P. N., Aug 2016, In : Journal of Dental Research. 95, 9, p. 1010-7 8 p.

  • Experimental Peri-Implantitis around Different Types of Implants - A Clinical and Radiographic Study in Dogs. Fickl, S., Kebschull, M., Calvo-Guirado, J. L., Hürzeler, M. & Zuhr, O., Oct 2015, In : Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. 17 , Suppl 2, p. e661-e6699 p.

  • Mini but mighty: microRNAs in the pathobiology of periodontal disease. Kebschull, M. & Papapanou, P. N., Oct 2015, In : Periodontology 2000. 69, 1, p. 201-20 20 p.

  • Impact of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ on angiotensin II type 1 receptor-mediated insulin sensitivity, vascular inflammation and atherogenesis in hypercholesterolemic mice. Tiyerili, V., Becher, U. M., Camara, B., Yildirimtürk, C., Aksoy, A., Kebschull, M., Werner, N., Nickenig, G. & Müller, C., 11 Aug 2015, In : Archives of Medical Science. 11, 4, p. 877-885 9 p.

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