Prof. Dr. Dr. Ralf Schön (MD, DDS, PhD)
Ralf Schön attended the Dental and Medical School at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany. He received his OMS training at the University of Hannover and since 1997 at the University of Freiburg, Germany. As a Monbusho research fellow he spend two years at the Showa University in Tokyo, Japan to evaluate miniplate fixation and osseointegration of dental implants in microsurgically revascularized iliac crest bone grafts for mandibular reconstruction. He performed experimental studies in pigs on distraction osteogenesis for his professorial thesis.
He has studied overseas in Japan, USA and Australia. In 1999 he worked at the Kantonspital, Basel, Switzerland and in 2003 as a staff specialist and guest lecturer for four months at the University of Queensland, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. Since 2004 he is holding the position as assistant Professor at the Department of Oral and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital of Freiburg. From Oktober 2010 to December 2014 he was Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the St. Josefshospital Uerdingen, in Krefeld, Germany. Since 2015 he works in private Clinic.
His interests are in the fields of reconstructive cranio-maxillofacial surgery including microsurgery and craniofacial trauma with special considerations to computer assisted and minimal invasive endoscopic techniques as well as in bone regeneration and implantology.