Dr. Wim Teughels
Professor Wim Teughels graduated in 2000 as a dentist at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. At the same university, he obtained in 2006 the degree of specialist in Periodontology and he defended successfully his PhD thesis entitled “Microbial Interactions involved in Bacterial Colonization of Epithelial Cells”.
He also received a “European Federation of Periodontology (EEP) certificate in Periodontology”. In 2007 he was a visiting researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and he was appointed assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the KU Leuven
His teaching obligations consist of a variety of subjects within the field of Periodontology and Human Anatomy. Currently, he works as a professor at the KU Leuven and as the vice-head of the Periodontology section of the University Hospitals Leuven.
His research focuses on Periodontology and oral microbiology with a special emphasis on bacterial adhesion, microbial interactions, antimicrobials and probiotics. His research work has been funded by grants of the KU Leuven Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, NIH (NIDCR) and different companies.
This has led to more than 140 publications in international journals and more than 10 chapters in books. EH received 5 national and 3 international awards and is frequently invited both nationally and internationally for lectures regarding the concept of probiotics.
In 2012, Prof. Teughels became an associate editor for the Journal of Periodontal Research and an associate editor for the “Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology” textbook.