Prof. Dr. Curd Bollen
Prof. Curd Bollen is a periodontist (legally recognized as a specialist in Belgium) and an implantologist (recognized by the NVOI in the Netherlands). However, he has been working in the Netherlands since 2000.
He has been using ceramic implants for more than 10 years. He is therefore an authority, not only in the Netherlands, but also throughout Europe in this field.
Prof Dr. Curd Bollen was mainly educated at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. In 1992 he first graduated with a degree in dentistry (DDS). Immediately afterwards, he started his doctoral research and then began his training as a specialist in periodontology. As the youngest dentist ever in Leuven, he was awarded a doctorate in medical sciences (PhD) in 1996. A year later, by the way, he also obtained his advanced master’s degree in periodontonology and implantology (MS). This training in Leuven is also recognized in Europe. Periodontology is also a legally recognized specialism in Belgium, which unfortunately it is not in the Netherlands (here one can become a periodontist through the intercession of a few colleagues). Finally, in 2016, he obtained an additional master’s degree in clinical dentistry in aesthetic and restorative dentistry (MClinDent) at the University of the Pacific (Stockton, USA). When, unless, to that end.
Prof Dr Curd Bollen has also been appointed professor of implant dentistry at the College of Medicine & Dentistry in Birmingham (UK) since 2019. This college is part of the university of Ulster in Belfast (Northern Ireland). He works one week a month in Birmingham: firstly in education, secondly in scientific research and thirdly in the academic clinic.
Previously, Prof. Curd was also an associate at several other universities in Europe: Manchester – UK (associate professor), Düsseldorf – D (assistant professor), Bonn – D (researcher), Nijmegen – NL (lecturer), Liège – B (consultant) and Leuven – B (consultant).
During his career, Prof. Curd Bollen has published more than 45 scientific articles in international scientific journals, in addition to more than 25 in national dental journals. He is also the author or co-author of several chapters in 8 scientific books. His recent publications are now fully focused on 1 theme, namely zirconia implants. For this he works together with several other co-authors.
Prof Dr Curd Bollen also regularly gives lectures at home and abroad at scientific conferences or courses. He has already been a guest in: Jordan, Israel, Hungary, Germany and France. Also in Italy, Spain, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovenia, US and UK. The topics of his lectures are: firstly ceramic implants, secondly short and ultra-short implants, further halitosis and finally concentrated growth factors (L-PRF).
The European Academy for Ceramic Implantology (EACIm) has appointed Prof. Bollen as their “Ambassador for UK & NL” in 2020. In this capacity, Prof. Curd Bollen will help promote ceramic implantology further scientifically within the Netherlands and England, but of course also within the rest of Europe. If you want more info, click here: EACIm.
In the meantime, he is also working with a number of renowned Dutch colleagues on the foundation of a Dutch branch of this European academy: the Dutch Academy for Ceramic Implantology (DACI).
Prof. Bollen is also doing clinical research with several industrial partners in the field on ceramic dental implants (Ceralog – Camlog and TAV Dental).
In 2021, Prof. Bollen became Honorary Consultant & Ambassador for Cleanimplant; an institute that strives for perfect cleaning of implant surfaces.
Prof. Bollen will also start a new study program at the University of Cardiff (UK) – Bond Solon in 2021. Through this training he becomes a legal expert witness in the UK.