Dental Asia May/Jun 2020

Under the Spotlight DENTAL ASIA MAY / JUNE 2020 18 W h e n h e w a s a n u n d e r g r a d u a t e i n Munich, Germany, in 1981, Dr. Paul Weigl saw how edentulous cases could be transformed with the help of prosthodontics. He thought to himself, “This is the future,” which sealed his decision to specialise in implants. Upon graduation, Dr. Weigl wanted to seek answers to issues that dental practitioners were facing, “When you work in a dental clinic, your focus is the patients and the economic situation. You’ll not have the time to develop new therapy concepts.” And so, he took the leap into academia, which today sees him as the head of Department of Postgraduate Education & programme director of Master in Oral Implantology at Goethe Dental School in Frankfurt, Germany. Building a solid education As programme director of Master in Oral A visionary leader Dr. Paul Weigl is an inventor and an educator. In fact, one can call him an innovation champion. Here, he shares with publications director, Jamie Tan, what his passion stands for and his vision as a leader. Goethe University Dental Clinic Dr. Paul Weigl