Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. Dr. Blatz graduated from Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and was awarded additional Doctorate Degrees, a Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics, and a Professorship from the same University.
Dr. Blatz is co-founder and past President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD). More recently, he served as a Founding Member of the Dental AI Council (DAIC, www.dentalaicouncil.org) and the European Academy of Digital Dentistry. The DAIC is a non-profit organization devoted to helping define the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in dentistry. It brings together leaders from across the dental category to advance research, education, and thought leadership on AI and its dental applications. Dr. Blatz’s research interests in this area focus on computer-assisted radiographic diagnostics and the merging of dental and general health big data to better understand the correlation between oral and general health.
Dr. Blatz is a Board-certified Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) and a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Prosthodontists, the American College of Prosthodontists (honorary member), Academy of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society.
Dr. Blatz is Editor-in-Chief of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Associate Editor of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and Associate Editor of Quintessence International, Section Editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other recognized scientific dental journals. He is coauthor of the international bestseller “evolution – contemporary protocols for anterior single-tooth implants”.
Dr. Blatz is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative materials, and implant dentistry.
He was recently named one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry” by his peers.
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