Jeroen Van Dessel holds a Master in Biomedical Sciences and a Master in Advanced Medical Imaging from KU Leuven. As FWO-aspirant he achieved his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the KU Leuven.  

He is active in the field of dentomaxillofacial radiology within the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UZ Leuven and the OMFS-IMPATH research group at the KU Leuven. He also coordinates the Institute for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Education and Training (  

He is visiting professor at the Department of Surgery, Stomatology, Pathology and Radiology of the Dentistry Faculty at the University of São Paulo in Bauru (Brazil). He is a board member of the European Academy of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology (EADMFR). 

Jeroen received the COB Oral Research Award (2013), EADMFR Oral Research Award (2012; 2014), the EUNETHYDIS Sagvolden Award (2015), the EADMFR Research Fellowship (2016), the ECNP Junior Research Award (2018) and OMFS-IMPATH Young Talent Award (2019). As a visiting researcher, he has been associated with the University of São Paulo (Brazil), Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana (Brazil) and Karolinska Institute (Sweden).