european society of dental ergonomics

Dr. Werner Betz,  Dentist

Born in 1956
Study of dentistry, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany 1977 - 1982
Junior Instructor, Department of Restorative Dentistry Dental Clinic Goethe University 1983 - 1989
Head of the team of phantom course Dep. of Rest. Dentistry 1989 - 1994
Doctorate 1991
Assistant professor Dep. of  Rest. Dentistry 1994 - 2015
Head of the team of Dental Radiology in the Dental Clinic since 2007
Member of the Board of German Society of Dental Ergonomics since 1996
Member of the Executive Committee of European Society of Dental Ergonomics since 2001

Dr. Werner Betz

ZZMK (Carolinum)
Theodor-Stern-Kai 7
60590 Frankfurt/Main

 +49 6963016746
 +49 69630183682


drs. Rolf. A.G. de Ruijter, dentist, dental ergonomist

Born in 1963 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Studied dentistry at the University of Groningen
Dentist since 1991
Dentist and lecturer at Centre for Dentistry and Oral Hygiene since 1995
Since 2004 lecturer dental ergonomics at the University Medical Centre Groningen

Vice-president of ESDE
Chairman Hokwerda Award Foundation

Member of the scientific committee of ESMD, European Society of Microscope Dentistry

Author of ‘Determinants of physical and mental health complaints in dentists: a systematic review’ (2014, CDOE)
Co- author of The Ergonomic Requirements for Dental Equipment (2007)

Fields of interest

Dental ergonomics, infection prevention, special oral healthcare groups


drs. Rolf de Ruijter

Department of Oral Health
and Clinical Epidemiology
Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

 +31 503637506
 +31 503632696


Marc Apap Dentist

Docteur en Chirurgie Dentaire (1975)

Docteur en Sciences Odontologiques (1983)

Ex-Assistant University Paris 5 (Restorative Dentistry – Endodontics)

Private practice (GP) in Saint Germain en Laye (France) since 1988

Editor of a monthly report about new dental products in «Clinic », a french dental review


Fields of interest

Restorative dentistry, endodontic procedures

Ergonomic aspects of dental products and materials

Physical postures and work organisation of the dental team


Marc Apap DCD DCO



Jörg Vollstedt  Dentist

born in 1951 in Kiel Germany

study medicine and dentistry in Kiel Germany

dentist since 1985
dentist in own practice since 1987

memberchip ESDE and AGAZ since 2010

Fields of interest

dental ergonomics, qualitymanagement, workflowmanagement, prothetic, cmd, public relation


ZA Jörg Vollstedt
Markt 3
27777 Ganderkesee

+49 4222 800490


Prof. Dr. Mieke A. A. De Bruyne,
Dentist 1993, MSc Health Ergonomics 2014

Born & living in Belgium

Dental studies at Ghent University

PhD in endodontology at Ghent University in 2006

Ergonomic studies at Derby University

Head of Clinic at Ghent University Hospital, Department of Operative Dentistry & Endodontology

Assistant professor at Ghent University

Numerous publications in international journals

Reviewer for several journals


Fields of interest: dental ergonomics, endodontology



Prof. Dr. Mieke De Bruyne

UZ Gent P8
De Pintelaan 185
9000 Gent

 +32 93325835
 +32 93323851


Anna Szymanska  MSc.,DH

Born and living in Poland

Dental hygienist

Study Management and Marketing, diploma -MSc.

Postgraduate study Human Resources -diploma specialist

Diploma business trainer

Vice-president Polish Society of Dental Ergonomics                                                              

Head of postgraduate teaching department: for dentists, dental hygienists and assistants in company Esdent.
Since 2012 create postgraduate programs for dentist and dental team,
organize dental conferences in Poland, cooperate with lecturers from Poland and another countries also with Medical Universities.

Field of interest: dental ergonomics, periodontology, psychology, team work, leadership, management in dental practice, medicine.


Anna Szymañska MSc.


Heinz Michael Günther

Dr Heinz-Michael Günther Dentist

Born in 1948 in Hessisch Lichtenau
Studied DEntristry in Erlangen
1976-1980 assistant at the Oral Surgery, University of Erlangen / Nurnberg and in private practice
Recognition as a sports doctor
1980 practical foundation
1986-1990 Chairman of the Committee for Practice Management and the Environment of the Bavarian Chamber of Dentists
1994-1998 Chairman of the committee business, practice management and ecology of the Bavarian Chamber of Dentists
Publications in the field Dentistry; special lectures, courses and seminars on practice management (management, ergonomics, hygiene)
Training officer for ZBV Oberfranken 1998-2002

Member of the following professional associations:

APW Academy Practice and Science, Graduate IUZ
AGAZ Arbeitsgemenschaft und Zahnheilkunde
ESDE European Society Dental Ergonomics
International Society for Preventive Medicine
Founder and temporarily leading management of dental quality circle Bamberg
Initiator of the training "human medicine meets dentistry"

Numerous seminars, lectures in practice management, dental ergonomics



Dr. Heinz-Michael Günther


Last Annual Meeting

17-18 June  2016  Wroclaw  (PL)

"Workflow in the dental practice”