PD Dr. med.
Klinik für Oralchirugie und Stromatologie
Vivianne Chappuis is senior physician of the Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Following her studies in dental medicine at
the University of Zürich (Switzerland) with a DMD degree in 1997, she finished her doctorate
in 1999. After four years in private practice, she completed a three-year specialization
and was awarded as Oral Surgeon from the Swiss Society of Dental Medicine in
2004 and promoted the same year as senior.
She is a well-known expert and became heavily involved in continuing education courses,
performing live-surgeries, lectures and workshops in national and international
courses. The clinical focus is on handling complex cases requiring tissue regeneration in
esthetic implant rehabilitations including GBR and sinus grafting. During her two year
research fellowship from 2009-2011 at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston
(USA) she examined the molecular basics of bone grafting and bone regeneration to
delineate the role of growth factors and bioactive molecules. Her research project was
supported by a highly respected grant of the prestigious Musculoskeletal Transplant
Foundation (MTF, Edison, USA).
She returned in 2011 as a senior physician back to the Department of Oral Surgery and
Stomatology to follow her research in the field of translational research related to bone
and tissue regeneration, digital 3D computational biology, esthetic dental implant rehabilitations
and others. She received an ITI-Grant for her project „Ridge alterations“ by
introducing innovative digital 3D technology, which resulted in two publications in the
Journal of Dental Research, the highest ranked journal in the dental field. Her recent
publication won the first price in EAO research award 2015. She has authored approximately
20 articles in high-ranked and peer-reviewed journals (Total IF>60). She is a
Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and a member of the Expert
Council of the Osteology Foundation.