Prof. Dr. med. dent. Christoph Hämmerle

Department Chairman

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Qualifications: Prof. Dr. med. dent.
Affiliation: Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Science

Clinical Specialisations

  • Specialist for Reconstructive Dentistry (Fachzahnarzt SSO)
  • Specialist for Periodontology  (Fachzahnarzt SSO)
  • Specialist for Implant Dentistry (Weiterbildungsausweis SGI)

Research Interests

Christoph Hammerle’s main scientific interests encompass biological and prosthetic aspects of fixed reconstructions on teeth and implants as part of the overall reconstructive treatment concept. His focus is on the comprehensive treatment of complex, partially edentulous patients also including high esthetic demands. Specific fields of research under this general topic include biology and regeneration of soft and hard tissues, tissue integration of dental implants, biomaterial-tissue interfaces, technological developments in material science, biomaterial performance and digital computer technologies, and behavioral aspects in education and in delivering of patient care.

Selected publications

Benic GI, Gallucci GO, Mokti M, Hämmerle CH, Weber HP, Jung RE. Titanium-zirconium narrow-diameter versus titanium regular-diameter implants for anterior and premolar single crowns: 1-year results of a randomized controlled clinical study. J Clin Periodontol. 2013; 40(11):1052-61.

Hämmerle CH, Araújo MG, Simion M. Evidence-based knowledge on the biology and treatment of extraction sockets. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012; 23 Suppl 5:80-2.

Thoma DS, Hämmerle CH, Cochran DL, Jones AA, Görlach C, Uebersax L, Mathes S, Graf-Hausner U, Jung RE. Soft tissue volume augmentation by the use of collagen-based matrices – a histological analysis. J Clin Periodontol. 2011; 38(11):1063-70.

Sax C, Hämmerle CH, Sailer I. 10-year clinical outcomes of fixed dental prostheses with zirconia frameworks. Int J Comput Dent. 2011;14(3):183-202.

Jung, R. E., Hälg, G.A., Thoma, D. S., Hämmerle, C. H. F. A randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate a new membrane for guided bone regeneration around dental implants. Clinical Oral Implants Research; 2009; 20, 162-168.

Fischer J, Stawarzcyk B, Trottmann A, Hämmerle CH. Impact of thermal misfit on shear strength of veneering ceramic/zirconia composites. Dent Mater. 2009; 25(4):419-23.


Publications in ZORA (Zurich Open Repository and Archive)