Søren Jepsen is professor and chairman of the department of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Bonn.
Previously, he was assistant professor in the department of Prosthodontics at the University of Hamburg and later associate professor in the department of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at the University of Kiel, Germany.
Prof Jepsen received his dental and his medical degrees from the University of Hamburg in 1981 and 1986 and a MS in Periodontology from Loma Linda University, USA, in 1992. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1999.
Prof Jepsen became an elected member of Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences) in 2005. He was also elected and invited to become chair of the department of Periodontology, University of Berne, Switzerland in 2007. Since 2008 he is speaker of the Clinical Research Unit 208 “Aetiology and Sequelae of Periodontal Diseases“ funded by the German Research Foundation at the University of Bonn.
He has served on the executive committee of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) as chair of its research committee (2004–2010) as board member (2012-2017) and as president (2015-2016). He is also co-chair of the organising committee for the AAP/EFP World Perio Workshop on a New Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases held in November 2017, and scientific chair for EuroPerio9 in 2018.
Prof Jepsen has lectured and published extensively, has received numerous awards and is associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and editorial board member of Clinical Oral Implants Research, the European Journal of Oral Implantology, and the Chinese Journal of Dental Research