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 Epidemiology and Delivery of Health Care Services ("going the last mile" in the healthcare system), but also undertakes research on health economics, profession research, health and medical sociology 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 [material series], the Broschürenreihe [brochure series] and the special volumes known as Sonderbände [special volumes]. 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], the Deutsches Netzwerk für Versorgungsforschung [German Network of Health Services Research], the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie [German Society of Health Economics], the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahnerhaltung [German Society of Restorative Dentistry], the International Association for Dental Research 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:

Institute of German Dentists

Universitätsstr. 73

50931 Köln [Cologne]

- Germany -
Telephone: +49 221 4001-142
Telefax: +49 221 40 48 86
Email: idz@idz-koeln.de


Office Management

Christin Hößler

Telephone: +49 221 4001-142

Email: c.hoessler@idz-koeln.de

Leadership   Scientific Director
  Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. dent. habil.
A. Rainer Jordan, Msc.
Telephone: +49 221 4001-145
Email: r.jordan@idz-koeln.de
    Assistant Director

Dr. rer. pol.

David Klingenberger, Dipl.-Volksw.
Telephone: +49 221 4001-144
Email: d.klingenberger@idz-koeln.de

Respective fields of competence   Department I: Epidemiology and Delivery of Health Care Services

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. dent. habil.
A. Rainer Jordan, Msc.

    Department II: Health economics
    Dr. rer. pol.
David Klingenberger, Dipl.-Volksw.
    Department III: Profession research
    Dr. med. dent.
Nele Kettler
Telephone: +49 221 4001-141
Email: n.kettler@idz-koeln.de
    Social Scientific Advisor
    Dr. disc. pol.
Wolfgang Micheelis, Dipl.-Sozw.
Telephone: +49 221 4001-140
Email: w.micheelis@idz-koeln.de
Services   Scientific editing
    Inge Bayer
Telephone: +49 221 4001-146
Email: i.bayer@idz-koeln.de
    Library Service

Muradiye Dogan
Telephone: +49 221 4001-147

Email: m.dogan@idz-koeln.de