Didier Dietschi, DMD, PhD

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 21, 1959

Professional activities:License in Dentistry, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva: 1984.
Accomplishment of a thesis for the M.D. degree at the University of Geneva: 1988.
Accomplishment of a thesis for the PhD degree at the University of ACTA /Dept of Biomaterials Amsterdam: 2003.
Accomplishment of a thesis for the Privat-Docent degree at the University of Geneva: 2004.
Academic activities and positions at the University of Geneva, School of Dentistry:

From 1984 to 1986: Full time assistant in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics.

From 1986 to 1989: Part-time clinical assistant in the Department of Periodontology.
Part-time lecturer in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics.

From 1989 : Part-time senior lecturer in the Department of Cariology and Endodontics

From 10/96 to 6/98 : Interim co-director, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics

Academic position at CASE Western University, Cleveland (USA)

Since January, 2005: Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Comprehensive Care

Since June, 2006: Adjunct Professor, Department of Comprehensive Care

Research topic: In-vivo and in-vitro behavior of adhesive restorations. Since 1995, works specifically on in-vitro fatigue tests of adhesive class II and post and core restorations.

Main clinical interests and academic graduate and post-graduate teaching:

Adhesive and esthetic restorations, chemical and conservative treatments of discolorations

Publications: Has published over 65 papers on clinical and scientific aspects of adhesive and esthetic restorations. Co-authored the book “Adhesive Metal-free Restorations: current concepts for the esthetic treatment of posterior teeth” by Quintessence publishing (1997), which was translated into 7 languages.

External teaching activity: Is lecturing nationally and internationally on aforementioned scientific and clinical topics.

Since 1989, maintains a part-time activity in a private office, dedicated to Restorative Esthetic Dentistry, and Perio-Implant Dentistry.