About us

Welcome to the IDZ, the Institute of German Dentists - a joint institution of the German Dental Association (BZÄK) and of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists (KZBV)

The function of the IDZ is to conduct research relevant to the practice of dentistry and to provide scientific advice in relation to the policy of the German dental profession within the respective fields of competence of the above two organizations.

The IDZ is not only concerned with general issues within the broader context of research on the provision of care ("going the last mile" in the healthcare system), but also undertakes research on health economics and comparative studies of international healthcare systems.

The results of the Institute's research and other scientific activities are presented in its publication series: the Materialienreihe, the Broschürenreihe and the special volumes known as Sonderbände. The Institute also publishes a free newsletter, IDZ Information, which appears at irregular intervals and contains concise reports on further research topics of current interest.

The IDZ is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozialmedizin und Prävention [German Society of Social Medicine and Prevention], the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde [German Society of Dental Oral and Craniomandibular Sciences] and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie [German Association of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology].

Within the IDZ, the Zentrum Zahnärztlicher Qualität (ZZQ) (Agency for Quality in Dentistry) operates as an autonomous unit.

Street address: Universitätsstr. 73, 50931 Köln [Cologne], Germany
Telephone: +49 221 4001-140
Telefax: +49 221 404886
Email: idz@idz-koeln.de

Principal contacts and their respective fields of competence   Scientific Director
  Dr. A. Rainer Jordan,
PhD, DMD, MSc.
Telephone (direct line): +49 221 4001-145
Email: r.jordan@idz-koeln.de
    Assistant Director, Health Economics:
    Dr. rer. pol. David Klingenberger, Dipl.-Volksw.
Telephone (direct line): +49 221 4001-144
Email: d.klingenberger@idz-koeln.de
    Social Scientific Adviser, Oral Epidemiology and Behavioural Medicine:
    Dr. disc. pol. Wolfgang Micheelis, Dipl.-Sozw.
Telephone (direct line): +49 221 4001-140
Email: w.micheelis@idz-koeln.de
    Project Leader, Dental Practice:
  Dr. med. dent. Nele Kettler
Telephone (direct line): +49 221 4001-141
Email: n.kettler@idz-koeln.de