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Prof. Dr.
Britta A. Jung

Department of Orthodontics
Medical Director
Phone: 0049-761-270-49440


  • 2004-2006 Research Fellow, Postgraduate Training in Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, University of Mainz (Head: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. H. Wehrbein)
  • 2008-2012 Senior Physician, Department of Orthodontics, University Hospital Mainz
  • 2011 Habilitation [post-doctoral thesis] and venia legendi [teaching licence] for the field of dentistry, oral medicine and orthodontics, University Hospital Mainz
  • Since 2012 Full Professor of Orthodontics (W3), Medical Center – University of Freiburg
  • Since 2017 Diplomate of the German Board of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics (GBO)

Focus of research

  • Skeletal anchorage in orthodontics
  • Cephalometry and growth 
  • Analysis of clinically, prognostically and therapeutically relevant influencing factors for palatal implants 
  • Basic and public health services research
  • Research on and development of teaching: development of IMLK Freiburg – an interactive, multimedia catalogue of learning objectives for orthodontics

Selected publications

  • Huelter-Hassler D, Tomakidi P, Steinberg T, Jung BA. Orthodontic strain affects the Hippopathway effector YAP concomitant with proliferation in human periodontal ligament fi broblasts. Eur J Orthod. 2017 Mar 17. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjx012. [Epub ahead of print].
  • JKawa D, Kunkel M, Heuser L, Jung BA. What is the best position for palatal implants? A CBCT study on bone volume in the growing maxilla. Clin Oral Investig. 2017; 21:541-549.
  • Noelken R, Kunkel M, Jung BA, Wagner W. Immediate function with NobelPerfect implants in the anterior dental arch- 5-year-data Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2014; 16:21-31.
  • Jung BA, Kunkel M, Göllner P, Liechti T, Wagner W, Wehrbein H. Prognostic parameters contributing to palatal implant failures: a long-term survival analysis of 239 patients. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012; 23:746-750.
  • Jung BA, Wehrbein H, Heuser L, Kunkel M. Vertical palatal bone dimensions on lateral cephalometry and cone-beam computed tomography: implications for palatal implant placement. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2011; 22:664-668.