Dr. Adrian Kasaj, DDS, MSc, PhD is an Associate Professor of Periodontology in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany. In 2002 he received his Dr.med.dent degree from the University of Mainz and continued postgraduate training in Periodontology (2002-2005) at the same University. He became a certified Specialist in Periodontology of the German Society of Periodontology (DGParo) in 2006 and also of the European Dental Association (EDA) in 2007. From 2002-2009 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University of Mainz. In 2009 he completed his Ph.D. thesis (Habilitation) and became Associate Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, University of Mainz. In 2012 he became a Visiting Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Timisoara University, Romania. From 2012-2014 he completed the post-graduate program “Master of Science in Oral Implantology” (German Society of Implantology/ Steinbeis University). In 2014 he was awarded the “Doctor honoris causa” (Dr.h.c.) degree by the University of Timisoara, Romania. He has published more than 90 original articles and reviews, lectures extensively in Germany and abroad and serves on several editorial boards and advisory commitees. Since 2014 he serves also as the chairman of the “New Working Group in Periodontology” (NAgP). His research interests include the use of soft-tissue substitutes in periodontal plastic surgery, local antimicrobial therapy, and biomaterials in regenerative periodontal therapy.