Corporate News

25. August 2020


We are deeply saddened by the news of the sudden death of Dr. Karl-Ludwig Ackermann.

The field of dental implantology is closely associated with the name Karl-Ludwig Ackermann.

After studying dentistry, obtaining a license to practice dentistry, Phd and a degree in dental surgery, Dr. Ackermann acquired the area title "Specialist in Oral Surgery". Since 1980 he had been practicing in the joint practice with Dr. Axel Kirsch in Filderstadt. Beyond the borders, the practice made a name for itself already in the 90s in implantology. Dr. Peter Geistlich himself visited Dr. Ackermann in Filderstadt and discussed the application of Geistlich Bio-Oss® and Geistlich Bio-Gide® with him.

The practice of Dr. Kirsch and Dr. Ackermann was one of the two centers in Germany where Geistlich Bio-Oss® was clinically tested. During this time a close scientific, but also practice-oriented collaboration has been developed. As a speaker, Dr. Ackermann was not only active in Germany, but also at all subsidiaries and many distributors and was an important opinion leader for Geistlich.

His expertise and meticulousness in documentation made his lectures outstanding. Dr. Ackermann has had a significant influence on the development of Geistlich Biomaterials towards market leadership.

With Karl-Ludwig we lose a sincere friend and honest adviser of the "Geistlich-Family". It is with deep sorrow and many fond memories that we mourn his passing.

The Executive Committee
Geistlich Biomaterials Germany

Dr. Mirjam Kessler
Director Corporate Communications
Verena Vermeulen
Scientific Communication Manager