The Council of science and excellence

The council of science and excellence is an institution of special knowledge and excellent science. Members of the council are scientists, consultants, instructors in the field of sports, medical science, sports dentistry, physical therapy and dental technology. Candidates of the council were nominated by the members of the council or the management board of IASD.  The council further offers a network of extraordinary and exclusive knowledge.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhard, University Sydney

Professor Joerg Eberhard, med.dent, MME, is a dental-scientist translational researcher, Chair of Lifespan Oral Health in the University of Sydney Dental School and the Charles Perkins Centre of the University of Sydney.


He graduated in Dentistry in 1993 from the University of Duesseldorf, Germany and was trained as a Periodontist at the University Hospital Kiel afterwards. In 1999 he started a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara and was awarded the Venia Legendi in 2003 at the University of Kiel. Between 2005 and 2007 Professor Eberhard was trained at the University Heidelberg in Medical Education. From 2008 to his moving to Australia, he was full Professor and clinical-scientist at Hannover Medical School.


Prof. Eberhard is founding member of IASD.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Attin, University of Zürich

Head of the Clinic of Conservative and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Zürich.


Clinical Specialisations:

Operative Dentsitry, Preventive Dentistry, Endodontology


Research Interests:

Preventive Dentistry (Dental erosions, Remineralisation of dental hard tissues, Fluoride, Antibacterial compounds)

Restorative Dentistry (Adhesive Dentistry, Physical behavior of composites and other restorative materials, Clinical behavior of dental restorations, Effect and side effects of bleaching procedures)


Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Filippi, University Basel

  • 1990-1998 University of Giessen, Germany
  • 1992 Specialist in Oral Surgery in Germany
  • 1999-2001 University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Since 2001 University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2001 Specialist in Oral Surgery in Switzerland
  • 2006 Founder and Head Center of Dental Traumatology Basel, Switzerland
  • 2007-2013 President Swiss Society of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
  • 2016 Founder and Head Center of Salivary Diagnostics and Hyposalivation
  • Since 2018 Clinical Director of the University Center of Dental Medicine, Clinic of Oral Surgery

Prof. Dr. Ralf Brand, University Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried Engelke, University Timuco, Chile

Prof. Hiroshi Yamamoto, Hosei University, Tokyo

Faculty of Sports and Health Studies

Department of Sports and Health Studies


Director for the following associations:

  • Japanese Athletics Association
  • J-League (Professional Football) 
  • Tokyo Marathon Foundation

Council member:

  • Japanese Table Tennis Association 
  • Mizuno Sports Promotion Foundation
  • Friends of the Japanese Football Association
  • Member of the selection committee for council members:
  • Japanese Softball Association 
  • Ice Hockey Federation of Japan
  • Member of the Committee for:
  • National Sports Festival of Japan, 
  • Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum and Library,

Prof. Dr. M.Sc. Dirk Ziebolz, University Leipzig

Dominic Ettlin, M.D., D.M.D., University of Zürich

Clinical focus:

Diagnosis and management of orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders


  • 1989 Medical Doctor, Univ. of Berne, CH
  • 1994 Doctor of Dental Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA Fellow „Oral Medicine“, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • 1996 Fellow „Oral Medicine“, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • 1996-2001 Head, "Oral Diagnosis & Medicine", Northwestern University, Chicago, USA 
  • since 2001  Head: "Interdisciplinary Orofacial Pain Unit“ Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, CH


Andre Schubert

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christian Tennert, University Bern

Priv. -Doz. Dr. Johan Wölber, University Freiburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Johannes Dahm, University Greifswald

After graduating medical studies (Groningen, the Netherlands) and Fellowship in Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Angiology) and Sportsmedicine, Professor Johannes Dahm (born 1962) got board examination in Interventional Cardiology and Angiology  at Heart- and Diabetes Center NRW in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.


Until his current position (Head of Department of Cardiology-Angiology-Sportscardiology at Heart- & Vascular Center Neu-Bethlehem in Göttingen, Germany) he was Assistant Director of the Dept. of Cardiology-Angiology of the University Clinic and Dept. of Sportsmedicine of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, Germany.


Next to numerous original-papers and reviews (i.e. EHJ, AHJ, Circulation, JACC, CCI, VASA), he is currently Editor of <Aktuelle Kardiologie> (Thieme), head of numerous working groups of the German- and European Society of Cardiology and Sportsmedicine, Task Force Sportcardiology, Interventional Therapy of Artery Diseases (ITaG), Guideline Commissions, Advisory Boards and  CEC-Commitees.


As an former Basketball Player and still active in Compatitive Endurance Sport (i.e. Triathlon) he is Team-Physician of a Basketball Premier League Team (BG Goettingen), numerous national- and international german athletes, and speaker/organisator of sportmedicine-events.  

Member of Scientific Board of DGzPRsport since 2015

Dr. Helge Riepenhof, BG Hospital Hamburg

Helge Riepenhof is Head of the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine and the sports medicine department in the BG Klinikum Hamburg. The specialist in orthopedics, trauma surgery and sports medicine is also former team doctor of the AS Rome from the Italian Seria A and the BHAFC Brighton & Hove Albion from the Premier League. Riepenhof, who specializes in prevention, rehabilitation, conservative traumatology, orthopedics and performance diagnostics, has also been coaching the German cycling national team at the World Championships on the road since 2007 and was a member of the German medical team at the Summer Olympics in Beijing ( 2008), London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016).


Scientific priorities are the progression of rehabilitation procedures based on objectified, functional performance tests as well as the practical implementation of prevention concepts in professional and competitive sports.

In these and other topics Dr. Riepenhof over 50 scientific articles, book chapters or reviews and held over 100 lectures worldwide.

Priv.-Doz. M. Oliver Ahlers, University Hamburg

Founder and Head of Specialized Dental Practice: CMD-Centrum Hamburg-Eppendorf Academic Affiliation: University of Hamburg, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry 

PD Dr. Ahlers is a graduate of the University Hamburg School of Dental Medicine, Germany. After graduation in 1988, he began his academic career at the same institution. His doctorate Thesis (1992) as well as his habilitation (2004) were accepted by the University of Hamburg and he was awarded the venia legendi in 2004. 


From 1989 until 2004 he was a member of the faculty in the Department of Restorative and Preventive Dentistry at the Univerity Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), finally being the deputy director. Additionally, he was in charge for the outpatient clinic for craniomandibular disorders, for more than a decade. 


In 2004 he founded the new CMD-Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (, the first German dental practice dedicated especially for the Diagnosis and treatment of bruxism and CMD/TMD. In 2005 he was accepted as awarded the title “Specialist in Functional Diagnosis and -treatment” by the German Society of Craniomandibular Function and Disorders (GSCFD, In 2010, the CMD-Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf was the first German practice formally acreddited to educate young dentists to become Specialists in Functional Diagnosis and –treatment by the GSCFD. 

PD Dr. Ahlers is author/coauthor of more than 150 papers, wrote/edited 2 textbooks, published in 7 editions, and contributed to another 3 textbooks. Furthermore, he mentored several theses.


He is a renowned national and international lecturer with over 500 appearances to date. PD Dr. Ahlers is a member of many professional dental organisations. He won six best presentation awards and was granted the the distinguished Alex-Motsch-Prize twice in 2015, 2016, 

M. O. Ahlers is active member of IASD since 2016.


2017 and 2019. Furthermore, he was awarded several international patents. 

Since 2008 he is one of the Editors of the the Journal of Craniomandibular Function (CMF) and member of the editorial board of several national and international journals: 

  • Journal of craniomandibular Function (Editorial Board)
  • International Journal of Computerized Dentistry (Editorial Board)
  • ZWR - Das Deutsche Zahnärzteblatt (Editorial Board)
  • Medical Science Monitor (Editorial Board)
  • Cephalalgia (Reviewer)
  • Journal of Oral Rehabilitation (Reviewer)
  • Clinical Oral Investigations (Reviewer)
  • DZZ Deutsche zahnärztliche Zeitschrift (Reviewer)
  • ZM Zahnärztliche Mitteilungen (Reviewer)
  • Additionally, since 2010 he was elected as Chairman of the Board for Conituing Dental Education of the Hamburg Chamber of Dentists.
  • His current areas of interest include functional diagnosis and functional therapy, minimal invasive dental restorations, rehabilitation of the function of the craniomandibular system, non-metallic restorative materials, esthetic dentistry, and the development of dental diagnsotic software.

His academic memberships include the following societies:

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde (DGZMK)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Funktionsdiagnostik und Therapie (DGFDT, Generalsekretär)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Grundlagenforschung (AfG)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahnerhaltung (DGZ)
  • European Endodontic Association (ESE/Bulk Member)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Prothetische Zahnheilkunde und Biomaterialien (DGPro)
  • Studiengruppe für Restaurative Zahnheilkunde (Restaurative)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft zum Studium des Schmerzes (DGSS), Arbeitskreis Gesichtsschmerz
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Zahnheilkunde (DGÄZ) 

Prof. Dr.  David Sonntag, University Frankfurt

  • 1999 - 2002 Research Assistant, Division of Operative Dentistry, Philipps- Universität Marburg  
  • Since 2001 Assistant Medical Director of the Division of Operative Dentistry 
  • Since 2002 Assistant Professor 
  • 2005 Degree of “Specialist in Endodontics“ (German Society of Operative Dentistry)
  • Since 2005 Member of the Editorial board of the German Endodontic Journal “Endodontie”
  • 2006 Visiting Professor of University of San Francisco, California, USA
  • Member of the board of directors of the German Society of Endodontology 
  • 2007 Specialist in Endodontics (German Society of Endodontolgy)
  • 2008 PhD degree from the Philipps-University Marburg
  • 2009 Member of the board of directors of the German Consortium of Endodontology and Traumatology
  • 2009 Programm Director: Master Study Program in Endodontology, at HH-University, Düsseldorf Dental Academy
  • 2009- 2011 Private Practice limited to Endodonitcs in Marburg 
  • 2009 Honorary Contract at King’s College Hospital, London, UK
  • Since 2010 Assistant Professor at Heinrich-Heine-University
  • Since 2011 Private Practice limited to Endodonitcs in Duesseldorf (part time)
  • Since 2018 Full Professor at Heinrich-Heine-University

Prof. Dr. Phillip Meyer-Marcotty, University Göttingen