Clinical head Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Center

Coordinator OMFS-IMPATH research group


Reinhilde Jacobs is dentist, Doctor in Dental Sciences (PhD University of Leuven), periodontologist (KU Leuven) and Master in Dental Radiology (University of London). She is full professor at KULeuven and visiting professor at Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Dalian Medical University in China. R. Jacobs is heading the omfs impath research group of the KU Leuven (, being responsible for research, education in the field of dentomaxillofacial radiology meanwhile being Clinical Head of the DentoMaxilloFacial Imaging Center of the University Hospitals UZ KULeuven. She is Secretary General of the International Association of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology andPresident-elect of Digital Dentistry Society. Furthermore, she is also section editor of Clinical Oral Investigations, International Journal of Oral Implantology, European Journal of Radiology and Journal of Dentistry. She has received the D Collen Research Travel Award (1994), a postdoctoral fellowship of the European Commission (1994-95) for work with Prof P- I Brånemark (Univ Göteborg), the IADR Young Investigators Award (1998) and the Belgian Joachim Award in the Odontostomatology (1999). In 2013, she received a Dr Honoris Causa at the "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca. She is involved in many multidisciplinary and interuniversity research collaborations and has been actively participating in 5 European projects (ref. Pisa, Minosquare, Osteodent, SedentexCT, Dimitra). She is (co-)author of 6 books and more than 650 publications in peer-reviewed journals besides multiple invited lectures and publications.

ORCID 0000-0002-3461-0363

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