Markus B. Hürzeler received his D.M.D. degree in 1984 from the University of Zürich, his certificate as specialist in Periodontics from the Swiss Society of Periodontology in 1989, the certificate in Prosthodontics from the German Society of Prosthodontics in 1991. Then, he spent two years at the University of the Houston, Texas, Dental Branch as a Visiting Associate Professor on the Department of Periodontology from 1991-1993. After returning to Freiburg, Germany he obtained in 1996 the Docent (PhD) degree from the Department of Prosthodontics at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg Germany. He then moved to Munich, Germany, where he has been working ever since in private practice together with his partner Dr. Zuhr limiting his activity to periodontics and implant therapy. In 2002 he became Professor of Dentistry from the Medical Department of Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg Germany. In 2008, he founded the Huerzeler/Zuhr Education Center with his partner Dr. Zuhr in which they teach their concepts and philosophy in today’s dentistry. Since 1993 he is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas, in Houston and since 1997, he is an Associate Professor at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg Germany, Department of Preventive Dentistry and Periodontology.
He is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). Dr. Hürzeler has produced more than 150 scientific publications within the field of implants, periodontology, and tissue regeneration and he lectures and gives courses regulary, both nationally and internationally, on topics related to periodontics and implant therapy. In 2012 he published with his partner Dr. Zuhr the worldwide known book: Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery – A Microsurgical Approach.