Two Minutes with
v.Prof. Dr.Dr. Angelo Troedhan
v.Prof.Dr.Dr. Angelo Troedhan is specialist in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery with focus on traumatology, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face and with a double-approbation also specialist in Dentistry since 1995. As leading ultrasonic surgeon, developer and scientist in ultrasonic surgery, dental implantology, bone-augmentation and maxillofacial surgery he is a permanent invited speaker, lecturer and teaching surgeon at universities worldwide.
As member of the TKW-research-group – co-founded by him – since 2005 he developed and published scientific backgrounds and clinical studies regarding ultrasonic-surgical devices and surgical protocols as well as implant-systems and currently chairs - as one of the founders of ultrasonic surgery - the International Academy of Ultrasonic Surgery and Implantology.
He is Co-Editor of the “International Journal of Oral and Craniofacial Science” (IJOCS) and “International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Procedures” (IJSSP) and editorial board member of the “Alexandria Dental Journal”, published by the Alexandria University Egypt.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE IN THE DENTISTRY FIELD?
As craniomaxillofacial surgeon and dentist I enjoy the freedom to run my own clinic self-dependent but at the same time to revert to hospital infrastructure for more complex multidisciplinary surgical tasks
WHAT ARE THE BEST/WORST ASPECTS OF YOUR JOB?
The best aspect is the ability to help patients to improve both their medical but also social health from smaller tasks like creating a beautiful smile up to reconstruction or improvements of the entire face. The worst aspect is to fight unrealistic expectations by patients who are misled and misinformed by popular media
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
In Vienna, Austria, Europe’s center of classic culture
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE?
In my professional life a Toyota Aygo, which consumes only 4,9l/100km and which is small enough to find
a parking lot everywhere. In my private life a BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycle
WHAT DRIVES YOU?
My insatiable thirst for research and gaining knowledge not only in my profession but also in all other natural sciences
YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
All kinds of seafood combined with the traditional Arabic cuisine
Recreational pilot of ultralight gyroplanes and recently also drones
YOUR FAVORITE FILM?
Stanley Kubricks “2001 – A Space Odyssey”
FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Geniuses like Prof. Stephen Hawkings, Prof. Anton Zeilinger (renowned Austrian Quantum-physics scientist) & Dr. Christiaan Barnard
WHAT REALLY ANNOYS YOU?
Unreflected and abstract beliefs, unwillingness to learn and gain knowledge
WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?
The current state of our small little planet and the state of humanity
WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE?
My beloved wife
YOUR BEST CHARACTERISTIC?
Persistence and patience
Intolerance against stupidity
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS?
Seeking, learning, knowing
WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
Ride my motorcycle or pilot my gyroplane, in bad weather: reading
IF YOU WEREN’T A DENTIST, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO HAVE BEEN?
DO YOU READ AND RECOMMEND SMILE DENTAL JOURNAL REGULARLY?
What a question! Of course!
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR MOTTO IN LIFE?
“It is better to know than to believe”