Dr. Peter U. Gehrke completed his graduate studies at the University of Berlin School of Dental Medicine in Germany in 1991, where he received his Approbation as Dentist and his degree as Dr. med. dent. in 1992. Dr. Gehrke pursued postgraduate specialties in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Germany and was awarded the Schering Pharmaceutical Industries Scholarship. He graduated from New York University College of Dentistry with international postdoctoral training in the Division of Restorative and Prosthodontic Sciences Department of Implant Dentistry. He is a co-author of the textbook "Fundamentals of Esthetic Implant Dentistry" (Blackwell Publishing), has authored innumerable articles, and lectures nationally and internationally on implant macro- and micro design, biomechanics, and implant prosthodontics. Dr. Gehrke is on the Editorial Advisory Board of TITANIUM, The International Journal of Dental Implants and Biomaterials and an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the European Association for Osseointegration, the International College of Prosthodontics, and the German Society of Implantology (DGI).