Professor of orthodontics, King's College London and consultant in orthodontics
Dirk Bister qualified in medicine and dentistry at the Heinrich – Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany. He trained on the combined MSc / MOrth programme in orthodontics at Guy's and St Thomas', United Medical and Dental Schools obtaining his specialist qualification in 1999. This was followed by two further years as a senior registrar. He was appointed consultant in orthodontics in 2003.
Dirk is clinical (service) lead in orthodontics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust and is honorary professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London, the largest dental school in Europe.
Dirk holds an MA in higher education and he is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was the President of the European Orthodontic Society and ran the congress in Edinburgh, 2018. He is elected honorary secretary to the society (2019).
Dirk was a member of Dental Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2013 to 2018) and he examines at national and international level.
Education and training
- Fellow of Faculty of Dental Trainers RCSEd, 2017
MA (KCL), 2011
FDS (RCSEdin), 2003
Specialist Registration, 1999
MOrth (RCSEdin), 1999
MSc (University of London), 1999
Dr. med. dent. (University of DÅ±sseldorf, Germany), 1995
Staatsexamen Zahnmedizin (Dental qualification - University of DÅ±sseldorf, Germany), 1994
Dr. med. (M.D. – University of DÅ±sseldorf, Germany), 1992
Staatsexamen Humanmedizin (Medical qualification – University of DÅ±sseldorf, Germany), 1990
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Email: [email protected]
Cortical anchorage for orthodontics (mini-implants)
Last updated: November 2019