Dr med dent Christian Mehl PhD

Specialist in:

Specialist prosthodontist certified by the German Society of Prosthodontics (DGPro) and the General Dental Council (GDC)

Special interest in:

Implantology certified by the German Society of Implantologie (DGI), bone augmentation surgery, oral surgery, complete rehabilitations (full mouth reconstructions), aesthetic dentistry, reconstructive periodontal surgery, Invisalign

Beyond being qualified as a prosthetics (dental restorations) specialist with the German Society of Prosthodontics and a certified implantologist with the German Society of Implantology, Dr Mehl's focus extends to the field of cosmetic dentistry and especially the complete reconstruction of compromised mouths. Since 2013 Dr Mehl has worked as a lecturer at his alma mater the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany. In 2014 in Valencia, Spain, Dr Mehl received the renowned Camlog Research Award for his scientific contributions to implantology. He has authored and co-authored around 75 national and international peer-reviewed publications.

Dr Mehl's professional experience


Studying dentistry at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany

2004Dental assistant at a private dental practice in Kiel, Germany
2004-2007Assistant professor at the Department for Prosthodontics at Kiel University, Germany
2007-2010Dentist at the Swiss Smile Dental Clinics, Mayfair, London, England
2009-2010Clinic manager at Swiss Smile Dental Clinics London, Head of Finance, Swiss Smile UK Ltd.
2013Awarded a PhD and Venia Legendi, University lecturer status granted


2007 Specialist for prosthodontics at the German Society for Prosthetic Dentistry and Biological Materials (DGPro, formerly DGZPW) and the General Dental Council (GDC) in the United Kingdom
2007Implantology Specialist of the German Society for Implantology (DGI)


Scientific research

since 2009Scientific co-operation with Hangzhou University, China
since 2010

External researcher at the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel University, Germany


Speaker at national and international conferences

Specialist author in the areas of prosthetic dentistry and implantology

Appointed reviewer for scientific journals Dental Materials, Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, Implantologie (published in German), the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Acta Odontologica, Journal of Cranio- and Maxillofacial Surgery, Materials and others


Member of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), the German Society for Prosthetic Dentistry and Biological Materials (DGPro), the German Society for Implantology (DGI), the Academy for Practice and Science (APW) and the German Association for Dental, Oral, and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (DGZMK)

Member of the Royal Society of Medicine

  1. Mehl C, Scheibner S, Ludwig K, Kern M. Wear of composite resin veneering materials and enamel in a chewing simulator. Dent Mater 2007;23:1382-1389.
  2. Mehl C, T. S, Kern M. Einflügelige vollkeramische Adhäsivbrücken – minimalinvasive Ästhetik. Ästhetische Zahnmedizin 2007;4:20-27.
  3. Mehl C, Harder S, Wolfart M, Kern M, Wolfart S. Retrievability of implant-retained crowns following cementation. Clin Oral Implants Res 2008;19:1304-1311.
  4. Mehl C, Wolfart S, Kern M. Orthodontic extrusion with magnets: a case report. Quintessence Int 2008;39:371-379.
  5. Mehl C, Wolfart S, Kern M. Kieferorthopädische Extrusion von Zähnen durch Magneten. Quintessenz Deutschland 2008;59:595-604.
  6. Harder S, Wolfart S, Mehl C, Kern M. Performance of ultrasonic devices for bone surgery and associated intraosseous temperature development. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2009;24:484-490.
  7. Mehl C, Kern M, Freitag-Wolf S, Wolfart M, Brunzel S, Wolfart S. Does the Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaire measure dental appearance? Int J Prosthodont 2009;22:87-93.
  8. Harder S, Kern M, Mehl C. Behandlungsmöglichkeiten bei tief frakturierten Pfeilerzähnen. Quintessence Deutschland 2010;12:1485- 1494.
  9. Lin J, Mehl C, Yang B, Kern M. Durability of four composite resin cements bonded to dentin under simulated pulpal pressure. Dent Mater 2010;26:1001-1009.
  10. Mehl C, Ludwig K, Steiner M, Kern M. Fracture strength of prefabricated all-ceramic posterior inlay-retained fixed dental prostheses. Dent Mater 2010;26:67-75.
  11. Lin J, Fan YJ, Mehl C, Zhu JJ, Chen H, Jin LY, Xu JH, Wang HM. Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. antagonizes H2O2-induced rat osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 apoptosis by inhibiting expressions of caspases 3, 6, 7, and 9. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B 2011;12:47-54.
  12. Lin J, Zhu J, Gu X, Wen W, Li Q, Fischer-Brandies H, Wang H, Mehl C. Effects of incorporation of nano-fluorapatite or nano-fluorohydroxyapatite on a resin-modified glass ionomer cement. Acta Biomater 2011;7:1346-1353.
  13. Mehl C, Heblich F, Lenz R, Ludwig K, Kern M. The influence of a hyperbaric environment and increased oxygen partial pressure on the corrosion of dental alloys. Diving Hyperb Med 2011;41:151-155.
  14. Mehl C, Lang B, Kappert H, Kern M. Microstructure analysis of dental castings used in fixed dental prostheses--a simple method for quality control. Clin Oral Investig 2011;15:383-391.
  15. Mehl C, Wang H, Lin J, Han S, Zhu J, Wang X, Chen Y, Vollrath O. Influence of ph and fluoride on orthodontic wires. . Indian J Dent Res 2011;23:591-595.
  16. Mehl CJ, Harder S, Kern M, Wolfart S. Patients' and dentists' perception of dental appearance. Clin Oral Investig 2011;15:193-199.
  17. Harder S, Quabius ES, Ossenkop L, Mehl C, Kern M. Surface contamination of dental implants assessed by gene expression analysis in a whole-blood in vitro assay: a preliminary study. J Clin Periodontol 2012;39:987-994.
  18. Lin J, Han S, Zhu J, Wang X, Chen Y, Vollrath O, Wang H, Mehl C. Influence of fluoride-containing acidic artificial saliva on the mechanical properties of Nickel-Titanium orthodontics wires. Indian J Dent Res 2012;23:591-595.
  19. Mehl C, Harder S, Schwarz D, Steiner M, Vollrath O, Kern M. In vitro influence of ultrasonic stress, removal force preload and thermocycling on the retrievability of implant-retained crowns. Clin Oral Implants Res 2012;23:930-937.
  20. Mehl C, Harder S, Shahriari A, Steiner M, Kern M. Influence of abutment height and thermocycling on retrievability of cemented implant-supported crowns. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2012;27:1106-1115.
  21. Harder S, Podschun R, Grancicova L, Mehl C, Kern M. Analysis of the intraimplant microflora of two-piece dental implants. Clin Oral Investig 2013;17:1135-1142.
  22. Lin J, Kern M, Ge J, Zhu J, Wang H, Vollrath O, Mehl C. Influence of peripheral enamel bonding and chlorhexidine pretreatment on resin bonding to dentin. J Adhes Dent 2013;15:351-359.
  23. Mehl C, Becker ST, Acil Y, Harder S, Wiltfang J, Dabbagh-Afrouz AA, de Buhr W, Kern M. Impact of vertical loading on the implant-bone interface. Clin Oral Implants Res 2013;24:949-956.
  24. Mehl C, Harder S, Byrne A, Kern M. Prosthodontics in digital times: a case report. Quintessence Int 2013;44:29-36.
  25. Harder S, Kern M, Mehl C. Prothetik konventionell und digital – Ein Vergleich. Digital Dental Magazin 2014;4:6-13.
  26. Harder S, Mehl C. Konventionelle und digitale Verfahren vergleichend kombiniert. Digital Dental News 2014;11:66-73.
  27. Lin J, Zheng WY, Liu PR, Zhang N, Lin HP, Fan YJ, Gu XH, Vollrath O, Mehl C. Influence of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate application, smear layer removal, and storage time on resin-dentin bonding. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B 2014;15:649-660.
  28. Mehl C. Prothetik im digitalen Zeitalter. Special Tribune 2014;9:18-22.
  29. Mehl C. Digitalisierung in der Zahnmedizin. ZM-online 2014;Online Artikel.
  30. Mehl C, Harder S. Die Vorteile minimal-invasiver Zahnimplantate. DZW 2014;http://www.dzw.de/artikel/die-vorteile-minimal-invasiver-zahnimplantate.
  31. Beck-Broichsitter BE, Garling A, Koehne T, Barvencik F, Smeets R, Mehl C, Jeschke A, Wiltfang J, Becker ST. 3D-tracking the regenerative potential of the mandible with micro-CTs. Oral Maxillofac Surg 2015;19:29-35.
  32. Mehl C. Was Zahnärzte über Angstpatienten denken Huffington Post 2015;http://www.huffingtonpost.de/christian-mehl/was-zahnaerzte-ueber-angstpatienten-denken_b_6816886.html.
  33. Mehl C. Vollanatomisch gefräster Zahnersatz aus Zirkoniumdioxid – die Zukunft? ZMK 2015;5:1-8.
  34. Mehl C, Harder S. "Feste dritte Zähne" an einem Tag - ein Fallbericht. ZMK 2015;5:1-7.
  35. Mehl C, Harder S. Implantation und prothetische Versorgung eines hochatrophen Unterkiefers an einem Tag – ein Fallbericht. Dent Implantol 2015;19:466-472.
  36. Mehl C, Harder S, Lin J, Vollrath O, Kern M. Perception of dental esthetics in different cultures. Int J Prosthodont 2015;28:60-64.
  37. Mehl C, Harder S, Lin J, Vollrath O, Kern M. Perception of dental esthetics: influence of restoration type, symmetry, and color in four different countries. Int J Prosthodont 2015;28:60-64.
  38. Mehl C, Kern M. Retention von festsitzenden Restaurationen auf Implantaten - welcher Zement für welche Indikation? Implantologie 2015;23:175-185.
  39. Mehl C, Kern M. Behandler und Patienten empfinden vieles anders. Zahnärztliche Mitteilungen 2015;105:42-44.
  40. Mehl CJ, Harder S, Wolfart S, Vollrath O, Trinkler A, Wenz HJ, Kern M. Influence of dental education on esthetic perception. Int J Esthet Dent 2015;10:486-499.
  41. Mehl CJ, Steiner M, Ludwig K, Kern M. Wear, microleakage and plastic deformation of an implant-supported chair-side bar system. J Adv Prosthodont 2015;7:323-328.
  42. Bösch T, Harder S, Mehl A. Gesunde Zähne, gesunder Körper – Warum Prophylaxe für die Allgemeingesundheit so wichtig ist Cosmetic Dent 2016.
  43. Bösch T, Mehl C, Harder S. Interaktionen zwischen systemischen Erkrankungen und der Mundgesundheit (Parodontitis) Der Allgemeinarzt 2016;38:52.
  44. Lin HP, Lin J, Li J, Xu JH, Mehl C. In vitro remineralization of hybrid layers using biomimetic analogs. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B 2016;17:864-873.
  45. Mehl C, Ali S, El Bahra S, Harder S, Vollrath O, Kern M. Is There a Correlation Between Tensile Strength and Retrievability of Cemented Implant-Retained Crowns Using Artificial Aging? Int J Prosthodont 2016;29:83-90.
  46. Mehl C, Gaßling V, Schultz-Langerhans S, Açil Y, Bähr T, Wiltfang J, Kern M. Influence of four different abutment materials and the adhesive joint of two-piece abutments on the cervical implant bone and soft tissue. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016;in press.
  47. Mehl C, Kern M, Meinke N, Açil Y, Bähr T, Wiltfang J, Gaßling V. Can one-wall bone defects be augmented with xenogenic bone grafting material alone? J Cran Maxillofac Surg 2016;in press.
  48. Mehl C, Kern M, Schutte AM, Kadem LF, Selhuber-Unkel C. Adhesion of living cells to abutment materials, dentin, and adhesive luting cement with different surface qualities. Dent Mater 2016;32:1524-1535.
  49. Mehl CJ, Okano N, Ludwig K, Kern M. Retention of bonded titanium copings fixed to implant abutments. J Prosthet Dent 2016;115:26-34.
  50. Li J, Lin J, Yu W, Song X, Hu Q, Xu JH, Wang H, Mehl C. BMP-2 plasmid DNA-loaded chitosan films - A new strategy for bone engineering. J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2017;45:2084-2091.
  51. Lin J, Shao J, Juan L, Yu W, Song X, Liu P, Weng W, Xu J, Mehl C. Enhancing bone regeneration by combining mesenchymal stem cell sheets with beta-TCP/COL-I scaffolds. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 2017.
  52. Mehl C, Kern M, Zimmermann A, Harder S, Huth S, Selhuber-Unkel C. Impact of Cleaning Procedures on Adhesion of Living Cells to Three Abutment Materials. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2017;32:976-984.
  53. Harder S, Egert C, Freitag-Wolf S, Mehl C, Kern M. Intraosseous Temperature Changes During Implant Site Preparation: In Vitro Comparison of Thermocouples and Infrared Thermography. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2018;33:72-78.
  54. Mehl C, Zhang Q, Lehmann F, Kern M. Retention of zirconia on titanium in two-piece abutments with self-adhesive resin cements. J Prosthet Dent 2018.
  55. Harder S, Quabius S, Meinke F, Mehl C, Kern M. Changes in proinflammatory gene expression in human whole blood after contact with UV-conditioned implant surfaces. J Oral Max Impl 2018.

Lectures given by private lecturer Dr med. dent. Christian Mehl:

  • 2018 Z-Arena Salzburg, Austria "Vaporizing Brick and Mortar - Digital Dentistry in the 21st Century“
  • 2018 Z-Arena Salzburg, Austria "Dental Materials in the 21st century"
  • 2018 Nobel Biocare Symposium in Dresden, Germany "Implantology in the 21st century“
  • 2018 BDO Symposium in Berlin, Germany "Immediate Implant placement - Standard oder Risk?"
  • 2017 Internationale Annual Congress DGZI, Berlin, Germany "Digital Workflow - Todays Standard?"
  • 2017 Nobel Biocare Baltic Sea Symposium in Warnemuende, Germany "Immediate Implant Placement in the Anterior Front"
  • 2017 Nobel Biocare Summit Saalfelden, Austria "All-on-4"
  • 2017 Speaker annual Summit at the Austrian Congress for Parodontology
  • 2016 Dental Day in Thuerigen, Germany, "Security in Implantology"
  • 2016 Zimmer Biomet 3i Study Group Dr. Lamest und Colleagues, Dillingen (Saar)
  • 2016 German Dentists’ Conference held in Frankfurt, Germany “Advantages and disadvantages of magnetic extrustion” 
  • October 13, 2015 Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China "Implantology in the 21st century"
  • July 4, 2015 German Association for Periodontology, Berlin, Germany "How much aesthetic improvement can be achieved in patients previously affected by pyorrhoea?"
  • November 9 until 11, 2013 Guideline conference at Aerzen, Hannover, Germany for the purpose of drawing up an S2 guideline for the treatment of missing teeth
  • 11.13.06. 2015 Annual conference of the German Association for Prosthetic Dentistry and Biological Materials, Ulm, Germany, "What makes a successful treatment?"
  • 2014 Annual conference of the German Association for Prosthetic Dentistry and Biological Materials, Aachen, Germany
  • 2013 Swiss Association for Implantology (SGI), 30th anniversary, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dental Online Collage, 7 lecturers given between 2012 and 2014
  • Annual conference of the German Association for Prosthetic Dentistry and Biological Materials, Annual conference 2011, Hamburg, Germany
  • Schleswig-Holstein Association for Dental, Oral, and Maxillo-Facial Medicine (SHGZMK), Kiel, Germany
  • 2007 The IADR/AADR/CADR 85th General Session and Exhibition 2007, New Orleans
  • 2007 Conference of the German Society for Dental Prosthetics, Propaedeutics, and Material Science (now known as DGPro), Bonn, Germany
  • 2006 IADR Pan European Federation 2006, Dublin

PD Dr. Mehl has received several awards for his scientific activity in the field of dental implantology.

  • 2013 Scientific conference price of the  Schleswig-Holstein Society for Dental and Oral Medicine for PD Dr. Mehl’s doctoral student Dr. Afrouz
  • 2014 PD Dr. Mehl receives the Camlog Research Award in Valencia, Spain

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