Henning Schliephake received his training in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery from 1989 to 1996 at the in Medical University Hannover, where he also did his PhD degree on in-vivo cultivation of bone in 1995. He became full professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Georg August University in Göttingen in 2001. He has chaired several national scientific associations such as the German Association for Oral Implantology (DGI) and the German Society of Dental Oral and Craniomandibular Sciences (DGZMK). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is currently President elect of the EAO. He is Editor in Chief of the “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” and is member of the editorial board of a couple of scientific journals such as Oral Oncology and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His research foci are reconstructive surgery and oral rehabilitation in head and neck oncology as well as tissue engineering, growth factors and biomaterials.