Mission statement

Supporting innovation and scientific research in the field of oral implantology.


At the department parodontology and oral implantology of Vrije Universiteit Brussel esthetical treatment concepts for singular and multiple tooth replacement by means of implants are developed. A minimally invasive approach is always central in this. Multiple PhD-students are currently working on documenting and comparing the results of these treatment concepts to alternatives. The Nobel Biocare Chair offers significant support for these initiatives. 


2014 - 2020

Chair holder: Prof. Dr. Jan Cosyn

Prof. Dr. Jan Cosyn obtained his Dentist degree at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2000. Consequently he specialised in Paradontology and Oral implantology at the same institution and combined this with a PhD study. Today Dr Cosyn divides his time between a private practice and an academic function. At Ghent University he was named head professor and he is the secretary of the Education Commission for Dentistry. He teaches Epidemiology, Oral Microbiology, Paradontology and Oral Implantology in the Bacherol and Master programs for Dentistry. Furthermore he is the titular holder in the master-after-master program Paradontology and Oral Implantology and he mentors specialists in training in scientific research. At Vrije Universiteit Brussel Prof. Cosyn is head of the department of Paradontology and Oral Implantology, chairman of the research group Oral Health and chairman of the Facultary Doctoral Commission Dentistry. So far Prof. Cosyn was a (co-)promotor of 6 doctorates and he published over 80 scientific articles. As a result he is frequently asked to speak in Belgium and abroad.