Country Report 2017

Name of Member organization

Berufsverband der Deutschen Kieferorthopäden (BDK)

When established + short historic overview

Founded on 5 May 1967

Number of active members November 1st,2017

2.133 members

  Updated June 2017

President 2014-2017

Secretary 2014-2017

Treasurer 2014-2017

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Scherer
  • Hannoversche Str. 7
  • 31134 Hildesheim
  • Phone: +49 5121 14600
  • Email:

When was orthodontics recognized as a dental specialty

1955 - 1956

What is the competent authority for specialists registration

Local Dental Chamber (Landeszahnärztekammer)

What is the outline of the national specialists training program (as required by the competent authority)

Three years training, as a combination of both two years special training in an approved private practice and one year special training at an orthodontic department of a university. Also one year private practice plus two years university is possible, as well as three years only.

Is continuous education (CE) mandatory; If so, how organized

Yes, organized by both the local Dental Chambers and the “Kassenzahnärztliche Bundesvereinigung (KZBV)”. 125 “Education Points” are required and mandatory within five years.

General Meeting(s) 2017 date place subject(s)

October 2017 Bonn in conjunction with the DGKFO-Congress.

General Meeting(s) 2018 date place subject(s)

What is the organization of the delivery of orthodontic care

Berufsverband der Deutschen Kieferorthopäden (BDK)

Any further information regarding the position of orthodontics in the country