Head Centre

Clinic for Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Implant Center

The clinic is Germany’s largest non-university based special clinic for oral and maxillofacial surgery offering maximum care in our field equivalent to the service found at a lot of university clinics.

One of our specialties is the operative reconstruction of high-grade reduction of maxillary bone as a consequence of the loss of natural teeth to provide the patient’s ability to chew and to speak and to grant aesthetical appearance of the face by the aid of implants. Our clinic was appointed to be a “Centre of Excellence” by the International Team of Implantology (ITI).

Accident victims with severe injuries, patients with tumours or congenital malformations (e.g. lip or maxillary gaps, cleft palate) are mostly treated in our centre.  We are further specialised in the treatment of patients with difficult correction of the jaw alignment or jaw abnormalities and malocclusions. These sophisticated procedures are performed using the most advanced computer-, navigation and operating technologies.

Treatment and care emphases

  • Congenital and acquired deformities of the jaw and face
  • Lip, jaw, palate and cranial stenosis
  • Correction of jaw alignment
  • Microsurgical tissue replacement
  • Laser surgery
  • Alveolar ridge augmentation and dental implantology (dental root implants)
  • Craniofacial traumatology
  • Tumor diseases of the jaw and face
  • Dental alveolar surgery
  • Dental surgery for high risk patients

Special offers and facilities

  • Centre for implantology
  • Centre for craniofacial surgery and cleft palate centre
  • Special outpatient department: dysgnathia, oncological diseases, myoarthropathy,
  • Consultation hour: dental implants, cosmetic surgery, infantile rheumatic temporomandibular joint disorders, botulinum toxin application
  • Oral and maxillofacial consultations

Distinguished procedures in diagnosis and therapy

  • Navigated surgery and implantology
  • Digital volume tomography
  • Endoscopic treatment of jaw joint fractures
  • Craniostenosis surgery and LeFort 3 midfacial osteotomy
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Microsurgical tissue transfer with microscopically-guided quality control of anastomoses via fluorescence angiography

Studies / scientific activities

  • Randomized controlled clinical study in comparison to submucosal and transmucosal P004 implants in incisor region – maxilla for evaluation of bone level between the first intervention and after six months postoperatively. (multicentre study, head Prof. Hämmerle, Zürich University, Switzerland)
  • A prospective, non-blinded one direction study for evaluation of features in one piece Straumann Full-Ceram (zirconium dioxide) implants in single diastema of the maxilla and mandible. Clinical Investigators: Prof. Dr. Dr. D. Weingart and Dr. S. Schild, Katharinenhospital Klinikum Stuttgart; Dr. M. Gahlert and Prof. H. Kniha, Munich, as well as Dr. K.-H. Bormann and Dr. J.-T. Krause, Hannover Medical College
  • Prof. Weingart ist a member of consensus conference of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Bern. Switzerland

Quality assurance

  • Quality assurance according to DIN ISO 9001:2008 in our outpatient department for patients insured under a statutory insurance plan
  • Certifying project, head neck tumour centre

Hospital numbers

2015 2016 2017  
33 25 25 Available Beds, inpatient
1.890 2.066 1.869 Inpatient Cases
3.8 3.4 3.6 Length of stay in days

Selected services (number of cases)

2015 2016 2017  
1.349 1.446 1.360 Traumatology Cranio-facial
1.366 1.344 1.275 Tumors of the face and jaw
1.507 1.466 1.427 Plastic reconstructive surgery, aesthetic facial surgery, jaw ridge augmentations and implants