Organising department and faculty
The programme is organised by the department of Oral Kinesiology. Professor Frank Lobbezoo and dr Peter Wetselaar are the directors of the postgraduate programme. Professor Lobbezoo received his PhD degree in 1992 from the University of Utrecht, where he also received his specialist training in TMD/Orofacial Pain. Between 1993 and 1996, he was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Professor Lobbezoo is currently a full professor, at ACTA, and chair of the Department of Oral Kinesiology. Dr. Peter Wetselaar received his specialty training in TMD/Orofacial Pain at ACTA between 2004 and 2006. He is also recognized as specialist in the domains of Dental Sleep Medicine and Restorative Dentistry. Peter Wetselaar is currently an associate professor, director of education of the postgraduate Master's programme in Oral Health Sciences, and chief clinician of the department’s clinic for Oral Kinesiology.
The Department of Oral Kinesiology has a strong reputation in the international research community, teaches at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level, and treats patients with TMD, orofacial pain, bruxism, sleep apnea, and tooth wear in its own departmental clinic.