An interview with Benedict Wilmes

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Edition V21N06 | Year 2016 | Editorial Interview | Pages 26 to 33

Benedict Wilmes

It is a great pleasure to bring to the readers of Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics some of the clinical and scientific knowledge from this great German orthodontist: Prof. Dr. Benedict Wilmes. Dr. Wilmes was raised in Soest, a small village with 50,000 inhabitants in the middle of Germany. He attended Dental School in Muenster, a nice university city near Netherlands. He first received a post-graduate degree in Oral Surgery at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Muenster, and subsequently he did a post-graduation in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Duesseldorf. Dr. Wilmes has published more than 100 articles and textbook chapters. His primary interest is in the area of non-compliant and invisible orthodontic treatment strategies (TADs, lingual Orthodontics and aligners). His favorite hobbies are sports and philosophy. He even was a professional basketball player for the 1st and 2nd divisions in Germany. Lastly, I would like to disclose my gratitude to the DPJO for the opportunity of this interview, to the professors who contributed with the questions, and especially to Dr. Wilmes, who shared his experience and let us know a little more about his brilliant work. Vielen Dank! Guilherme Thiesen – interview coordinator

Wilmes B. An interview with Benedict Wilmes. Dental Press J Orthod. 2016 Nov-Dec;21(6):26-33. DOI:

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