Dr. Markus
Blatz, DMD

Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center, an interdisciplinary venture to study emerging technologies and new ceramic materials while providing state-of-the-art esthetic clinical care. Dr. Blatz graduated from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and was awarded additional Doctorate Degrees, a Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics, and a Professorship from the same University.

Dr. Blatz is co-founder and past President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD) and a founding member of the European Academy of Digital Dentistry (EADD). He is a board-certified Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) and a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Prosthodontists, the American College of Prosthodontists (honorary member), Academy of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Associate Editor of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and of Quintessence International, Section Editor for the International Journal of Prosthodontics, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other recognized scientific dental journals. He is coauthor of the international bestseller “evolution – contemporary protocols for anterior single-tooth implants”, which has been translated on over 8 languages.

Prior to joining Penn Dental Medicine as Chairperson of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences in September 2006, Dr. Blatz was at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry in New Orleans, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research. During his tenure at LSU, Dr. Blatz also directed the Masters of Science in Oral Biology Program and was a senior faculty member in the Department of Prosthodontics. From 1994 to 1998 he was an Assistant Professor and from 1998 to 1999 a senior faculty member in the Department of Prosthodontics at Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg School of Dentistry in Freiburg, Germany.

A widely published and internationally respected lecturer, Dr. Blatz’s main focus within clinical practice and research is esthetic dentistry with an emphasis on implantology and dental materials, particularly ceramics and adhesion. Dr. Blatz is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative materials, and implant dentistry. He was recently named one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry”.


  • “Most Educational Instagram Account 2021 Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry”
  • Named Editor-in-Chief, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 2021
  • Named Associate Editor, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry 2021
  • “A World’s Top 100 Doctor in Dentistry” Global Summit Institute, 2019
  • 2019 Honorary Alumnus, Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society, 2019
  • Distinguished Buonocore Lecturer of the Academy of Operative Dentistry Award, 2019
  • 1st Place Clinical Case Report Category, Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (senior advisor), 2019
  • 2nd Place Scientific Poster Competition, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (senior advisor), 2019
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists, 2018
  • 2018 forth most cited article in Journal of Dental Research (first author), 2018
  • John McLean Honorary Lecturer, European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, 2017
  • “10 Professors Changing Dental Technology” by Medical Technology Schools, 2017
  • 1st Place Clinician Faculty Award 2107, International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (senior advisor), 2017
  • 1st Place Dentsply Sirona Clinical Case Contest 2017 (senior advisor), 2017
  • President, International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry, 2015-2017
  • Ivoclar Vivadent/International College of Posthodontists (ICP) Research
  • Fellowship Award in Dental Restorative Materials for Fellow/Mentor team, 2016
  • 2nd Place Fusuyama IAAD Scientists Award (PhD Advisor, senior author), 2015
  • 2nd Place IAAD Presidential Student Scientist Award (student mentor, co-author), 2015
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists, 2014
  • Rabinowitz Research Award (co-author), University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • Outstanding Scientific Publication Award (co-author) from the Japanese Society for Prosthodontics, 2013
  • Awarded Professorship from Freiburg University, Germany, 2012
  • Finalist, European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) Scientific Award (PhD advisor, senior author), 2011
  • Thomas P. Hinman Fellow, 2010, Hinman Dental Society and Medical College of Georgia
  • Arthur Frechette Research Award (co-author), International Association for Dental Research, 2009
  • Honorary Member, American College of Prosthodontics, 2007
  • President, New Orleans Chapter of the American Association of Dental Research, 2005-2006
  • Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service, American Dental Education Association at LSU School of Dentistry, 2004
  • LSU Student Council Nominee for ADEA Student Council National Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004
  • Active Member, European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, 2003
  • Excellence in Teaching Award “Golden Apple” (Teacher of the Year), LSU School of Dentistry, 2002
  • Diplomat, German Society of Prosthodontics and Material Sciences, 2001
  • -C E Kells Honor Society Excellence in Teaching Award, C E Kells Honor Society, 2001 Honorary Faculty Member

News /Media

  • Embracing Digital Dentistry: Two New State-of-the-Art Centers Integrating Digital Capabilities, Delivering Cutting-Edge Training and Patient Care, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, 2020 »
  • World’s Top 100 Doctors: Dr. Markus Blatz, Global Summits, 2020 »
  • Dr. Markus Blatz’s Evolution of Esthetic Dentistry a JDR Centennial Featured Article, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, 2019 »
  • Zirconia Bonding: Fact or Fiction, The Dental Guys, 2018 »
  • Translating Science to Practice: A Test Kitchen for New Smiles, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, 2018 »
  • Practice Inspiration, Ceramics and Adhesion, Seattle Study Club HQ, 2017 »
  • APC Protocol, AEGIS Communications, Visual Services Division, 2017