About Us

Welcome to IDZ, the Institute of German Dentists: a joint research institute of the German Dental Association [Bundeszahnärztekammer – Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Deutschen Zahnärztekammern e. V. (BZÄK)] and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists [Kassenzahnärztlichen Bundesvereinigung K. d. ö. R. (KZBV)].

The IDZ was founded upon the merging of the Research Institute for Dental Treatment and the Central Institute of German Dentists for Research and Practice, and promotes practice-relevant research and scientific consultation within the purviews of BZÄK and KZBV for the professional policies of German dentists.

With its staff section at the Agency for Quality in Dentistry (ZZQ), the IDZ is Germany's only non-university institute concerned solely with oral health issues. Its work areas are divided into four scientific research emphases and include oral healthcare research and epidemiology, the health economics and systems research, dental professionals research, and medical sociology and health psychology. The ZZQ deals with matters of evidence-based (dental) medicine, quality development, and patient orientation.

On our webpages you will find detailed information on our research emphases. As a special service we offer you our scientific publications for free download via our convenient search function.

Kind regards

Prof. Dr. A. Rainer Jordan

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