Fréderic Van der Cruyssen was born in Waregem, Belgium on January 23th 1992. He received his medical degree magna cum laude from the Catholic University of Leuven in June 2017 with a master’s thesis on trigeminal nerve physiology and his dental degree at the same university in 2020. In 2019 he commenced his PhD project at the OMFS-IMPATH research group under promotorship of Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs, Prof. dr. Constantinus Politis, Prof. dr. Jan Casselman and Prof. dr. Tara Renton (Oral Surgery, King’s College, London, UK). In 2020 he started his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University Hospitals Leuven. In 2021 he obtained a master's degree in healthcare policy and management at the Catholic University of Leuven. Currently, he is a third-year oral and maxillofacial resident at the ETZ Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands.