Michael Bornstein has been appointed in January 2020 as professor and chair of the Departement of Oral Health & Medicine at the University Center for Dental Medicine Basel (UZB) of the University of Basel, Switzerland. Since April 2020 he is also head of "research" and member of the executive board at the UZB.

He obtained his dental degree (1998) and thesis (Dr. med. dent., 2001) at the University of Basel. He continued with a specialisation in oral surgery and stomatology in Basel (1998-1999, Prof. Dr. Dr. J. Th. Lambrecht) and Bern (2000-2002, Prof. Dr. D. Buser). In 2004, he was visiting assistant professor at the Department of Periodontics (Prof. Dr. D. Cochran) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA, with a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. From 2007-2014 he was head of the Section of Dental Radiology and Stomatology, University of Bern. In 2009, he obtained the Habilitation (Privatdozent / PhD) and in 2014 he became Asscociate Professor in the field of „Oral Surgery and Stomatology“.

From 2016-2019 he has been Clinical Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. In December 2018 he is been appointed as Associate Dean of "Research and Innovation" of the Faculty of Dentistry. He currently is a Visiting Professor at the OMFS-IMPATH Research Group, Department of Imaging and Pathology, University of Leuven, Belgium, and since January 2020 a Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong.

His fields of research include cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in clinical dental practice, diagnostic imaging, stomatology/oral medicine, GBR procedures and dental implants. He has published over 210 original articles, and is the author / co-author of numerous case reports, review articles, and book chapters.