Dr. Benedict Wilmes DMD, DDS

Dr. Benedict Wilmes did a postgraduate training in oral surgery at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Muenster, Germany. Subsequently, he received a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of the Duesseldorf, Germany. In 2013 he became Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Duesseldorf. Dr. Wilmes is author of more than 200 articles and textbook chapters. He is reviewer of numerous journals and has held more than 400 lectures and courses in 70 different countries all over the world. His primary interest is in the area of non-compliant and invisible orthodontic treatment strategies (TADs and Aligners). Dr. Wilmes has invented numerous treatment strategies and appliances in orthodontics (e.g. MARPE/Hybrid Hyrax, Mesialslider, Beneslider, “Mousetrap” molar intrusion, Benefit mini-implant, Beneplate). He was awarded the First Prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007, the First Prize of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009, the First Prize of the German Society for Lingual Orthodontics in 2018, and the Award of the International Academy of Clear Aligners in 2019. Dr. Wilmes is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics. He is an Active Member of the Angle Society (Eastern Component).