Hugo De Bruyn has been appointed Professor of Dentistry and head of the Dentistry Department at Radboud University / Radboud university medical center with effect from 1 November 2017.Hugo De Bruyn (1960) studied dentistry at the University of Leuven, were he received – with ‘Great Honor' – his licentiate degree (current Master's degree) in dentistry in 1983. He obtained his PhD in 1987 from the University of Groningen on his research into caries preventive drugs: “Fluoride varnishes and enamel caries”.
With a grant from the Niels Stensen Foundation, he received a postdoc position at Lund University in Sweden. He continued to specialise in periodontology and subsequently worked as a teacher and visiting professor.
From 1988 until 2004, De Bruyn worked as a specialist in a referral period of periodontology and oral implantology in Brussels. From 2004 until his appointment in Nijmegen, he worked at the University of Ghent as professor of Periodontology, head of the post-initial MSc program in Periodontology and the postgraduate course 'Oral Implantology' and as leader of the research cluster Periodontology, Oral Implantology and Implant Prosthetics.
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