Doctor of Dental Surgery, University Freiburg, 1984. Dr.med.dent., University Freiburg, 1985. Dr.med.dent.habil., University Wurzburg, 1992.
Assistant professor oral and maxillofacial surgery University Hamburg, 1985-1987. Assistant professor operative dentistry and periodontology University Wurzburg, 1991-1995, professor, head periodontology, 1996-1999. Chairman periodontology University Münster, since 1999.
Visiting assistant professor periodontics University of California at Los Angeles, 1987-1990.
Member German Society Periodontology (officer 1997-1998).
Married Diana Mira Shin, March 25, 1995. 1 child, Jillian.