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Dentist , researcher

Peter Wolfgang Gaengler, German dentist, researcher. Diplomate in dentistry. Recipient Humboldt medal Ministry Higher Education, Berlin, 1978; grantee in field.


Gaengler, Peter Wolfgang was born on October 30, 1941 in Meissen, Saxony, Germany. Son of Wolfgang Ernst-Otto and Dorothea Friedericke (Moebius) Gaengler.


Stomatology Diploma, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Leningrad, Russia, 1965. DrMedDent, School Dental Medicine, Dresden, Germany, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, School Dental Medicine, Dresden, Germany, 1974.

DHC (honorary), Semmelweis University, Budapest, 2004.


Dentistry Community Hospital, Wittenberge, Germany, 1965-1966. Assistant professor School Dental Medicine, Dresden, 1966-1975, professor, chairman Erfurt, Germany, 1975-1992, International Research Exchange Program, 1979, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Witten/Herdecke, Germany, since 1992, dean, 1992—2006. Board directors University Witten/Herdecke, 1995—2002, member executive board, 2002—2006.

Member joint working group foreign direct investment/World Health Organization, Geneva, 1979, 2005. Vice president for research University Witten/Herdecke, 2003—2005, Chief Executive Officer, ORMED Institute Oral Medicine, since 2009.


  • Diplomate in dentistry.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Lehrbuch der Konservierenden Zahnheilkunde, 5th edition, 2010. Editor Medizin aktuell, 1975-1990. Member editorial board European Journal Dental Education, since 2000, Journal Oral Rehabilitation, 2001-2005, Ceska Stomatologie, since 2005.


Member of Biomedicine Society Dortmund (executive committee 1998—2009), International Association for Dental Research (committee on membership and recruitment 1989-1993, member publications committee 2002-2005), Association Dental Education Europe (executive committee 1997—2001), Association Stomatology (vice president 1988-1990, Philip-Pfaff medal 1988), Association Conservative Dentistry (president 1978-1987), Hungarian Association Dentistry (honorary Semmelweis medal 1993), Polish Association Dentistry (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Literature, sailing, skiing.


Married Sabine Gertrud Ahlborn, November 6, 1970. Children: Felix Peter, Beate Petra.

Wolfgang Ernst-Otto Gaengler

Dorothea Friedericke (Moebius) Gaengler

Sabine Gertrud Ahlborn

Felix Peter Gaengler

Beate Petra Gaengler