Professor Dr. med. dent. Hendrik Terheyden is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Red Cross Hospital, Kassel, Germany. After his dental and medical education at the University of Kiel, he specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery and plastic operations at the University Hospital of Kiel, where he worked as vice director until 2007. His academic teachers were Prof. Dr. Dr. F. Härle and Prof. Dr. Dr. J. Wiltfang.
His clinical and scientific focus is on bone regeneration in dental implant preprosthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery in oncology. He published more than 300 scientific papers, including several on the application of recombinant BMP for pre-frabrication of mandibles. Prof. Terheyden is past president of the German Association of Dental Implantology (DGI), member of the ITI Research Committee as well as national ITI Education Delegate. He is editor in chief of the International Journal of Implant Dentistry and section editor for implantology of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.