Hirsch, Christian, Prof. Dr., M.Sc.
Department of Dentistry and Head and Face Medicine, Clinic of Pediatric Dentistry
Leipzig University (UL)
Professor for Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Leipzig (since 2007)
Director of Clinic of Pediatric Dentistry (since 2007)
Role within partner site
Coordinates the integration of flanking aspects of pediatric medicine into LIFE Child; epidemiological expertise;
Relevant work experience
Pediatric dentist and epidemiologist;
2002–2007 Associate Professor at the Clinic of Pediatric Dentistry of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, post-graduate degree in „Pediatric Dentistry“
1993–2002 Assistant Professor at the Clinic of Pediatric Dentistry of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
2003–2005 Study of Epidemiology at the Technical University of Berlin/University of Bielefeld (Master of Science in Epidemiology)
2003 PhD at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
1995 Dissertation „Dr. med. dent“
1992 Approbation as a dentist
1987–1992 Study of dentistry at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Main research focus
Etiology of orofacial pain and bruxism in children and adolescents, oral health-related quality of life in children and adolescents, dental treatment of children and adolescents (endodontics, dental traumatology, Molar-Incisor-Hypomineralisation);
5 out of 70; WOS h-index 24
Rauch A, …, Hirsch C (2020). Prevalence of anamnestic symptoms and clinical signs of temporomandibular disorders in adolescents—Results of the epidemiologic LIFE Child Study. J Oral Rehabil 47:425–431.
Fabian S, …, Hirsch C (2018). Impact of overbite and overjet on oral health-related quality of life of children and adolescents. J Orofac Orthoped 79:29–38.
Hirsch C et al (2012). Live Helicobacter pylori in the root canal of endodontic-infected deciduous teeth. J Gastroenterol 47:936–940.
Hirsch C et al (2010). Temporomandibular pain and depression in adolescents—a case–control study. Clin Oral Invest 14:145–151.
Hirsch C et al (2008). Association between generalized joint hypermobility and signs and diagnoses of temporomandibular disorders. Eur J Oral Sci 116:525–530.
Societies: German Dental Association (DGZMK 1995), German Association of Pediatric Dentistry (DGKiZ, 2008–2012 President), International Association for Dental Research (IADR 1995), Work Group Epidemiology und Public Health (DGZMK 1988);
Grants: Grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG, 2011–2014)