Maxillofacial Surgery Vienna - Oral Surgeon Prof. Rolf Ewers

Univ.-Prof. Dr Dr Rolf Ewers
Medical Head and Member of the Board of Directors
Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Along With Dental, Oral and Orthodontic Medicine
Vienna, Austria

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Treatment Focus

  • Bite misalignment
  • Dental implants
  • Short implants
  • Augmentation (bone regeneration)
  • Sinus lift (elevating the mucosa of the maxillary sinus)
  • Temporomandibular joint and facial pain
  • Dental operations

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Collection of an accurate medical history and analysis of the patient's existing problems in a detailed consultation
  • Preoperative diagnosis with clinical and radiographic examination
  • Model analysis to ensure correct choice of a suitable method for implant placement
  • CT and DVT for accurate statements about important anatomical structures and positional relationships
  • 3D planning graphics that can be precisely carried over into the intraoperative situation itself using a novel system of operation (so-called "backward planning")


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Orthodontic (orthognathic) surgery (dental and jaw reconstruction)
  • Tooth implants: under local anaesthetic or sedoanalgesia, insertion of an implant into the jaw, which then acts as a replacement root for the tooth.
  • Immediate implants, immediate prosthetic restorations
  • Short and ultrashort implants: have a length of less than eight or six millimetres. This means more flexible handling when there is little developed bone material.
  • Alveolar filling: filling of the alveolus after tooth extraction using Algipore®
  • Distraction osteogenesis: elevating the bone when the bone height is too low
  • Sinus lift: elevating the mucosa of the maxillary sinus in the upper jaw 
  • Inlaying of the bone restoration material Algipore® in cases of horizontal alveolar ridge splitting (PSP)
  • Onlay-plasty: laying bone grafts 

About Univ.-Prof. Dr Dr Rolf Ewers

Univ.-Prof. Dr Dr Ewers is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and Medical Head and founder of the CMF Institute in Vienna as well as emeritus board member of the University Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Vienna. The medical focus of Univ.-Prof. Ewers and his team is dental implantology, jawbone augmentation, and the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint problems.

Expert in Orthodontic Surgeries in Cases of Bite Misalignment

Prof. Ewers is expert in orthognathic surgery in cases of bite misalignment. After appropriate orthodontic planning, he performs a tooth-repositioning procedure. Planning is carried out with the aid of CAD/CAM technology, and evaluation of the digital imaging and the implementation itself is then done with the help of planning templates. This allows for exact planning and implementation in the operation.

Specialist for Dental Implants in Vienna

Today, if one or more teeth are lost, substitute roots are increasingly used, which are implanted in the jawbone and thus assume the same function as one's own tooth root. In order to achieve an optimal therapeutic result, Prof. Ewers and his team carry out exact prosthetic planning prior to the procedure, including radiographic examinations and model analyses.

Short and Immediate Implants Ensure a Fixed Prosthetic Restoration, Even When There is Little Bone

Prof. Ewers implants the replacement roots into the jaw while using local anaesthetic. The Head of the institute and his team also offer special forms of implants, such as "short and ultra-short implants", which have the advantage of not requiring any time-consuming bone augmentation to be started when there is insufficient bone mass. Short dental implants thus offer reduced risk for the patient.

Expert in Jawbone Augmentation Using Various Augmentation Techniques

To counteract degradation of the bone after extraction of a tooth, the empty alveolus is filled with bone augmentation material and covered. Already 30 years ago, Professor Ewers developed a resorbable bone augmentation material from natural marine algae called Algipore®, which is distributed by the company Dentsply Sirona Implants. When there is severe vertical bone loss, a device called "distractor" enables the affected bone to be elevated in the upper or lower jaw, eventually leading to bone regeneration and vascularisation in the surrounding soft tissues. Another possibility after bone splitting is to fix the bone segments with small titanium plates and fill the defect with the bone regeneration material Algipore® (PSP). If the jawbone is too thin, the alveolar bone can be split and implants inserted at the same time.

Sinus Lift: A Special Form of Bone Augmentation

To insert an implant, sufficient bone height is required, which is achieved by surgically elevating the mucosa of the maxillary sinus (sinus lift) and depositing the bone regeneration material Algipore®. The resulting increased bone height makes it possible for Prof. Ewers and his team to ensure an optimal implant treatment.

Dental Operations in Vienna

Dental surgery includes operations on teeth, the jaw and the soft tissues in the oral cavity, as well as the field of surgical periodontal therapy, which has the goal of improving the prognosis of teeth long-term.

Lip frenulum procedures also form a part of the surgery done in Vienna, which mainly consist in a minimally invasive surgical reduction of an oversized lip frenulum, in order to counteract an unwanted tooth gap (diastema) or negative influences on prostheses.

Also part of the comprehensive offering at the CMF Institute in Vienna are wisdom tooth removal operations, performed under local anaesthetic – and, if desired, sedoanalgesia administered by specialist anaesthesiologists – by a highly qualified dental surgeon using the most modern techniques.

Help with Facial and Jaw Pain

A large part of the population suffers from functional disorders of the tooth, mouth and jaw system, the masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joints.

Here, again, the institute is a good point of contact for solving these functional afflictions. If the problems cannot be solved by conservative treatments such as physiotherapy, therapy with occlusal splints, acupuncture or drug treatment, Dr Ewer's team has at its disposal minimally invasive surgical treatment options for achieving an optimal therapeutic goal.

More information can be found at Univ.-Prof. Ewers website.

Curriculum Vitae

1965–1971 Studies in complete dentistry and complete medicine in Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany
1972 Residency in Münster, Germany
1973 Surgical Assistant at the Downstate University Medical Center, Brooklyn – New York, USA
1974–1979 Training to become a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and plastic surgery, including a position as Senior Physician in Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany.
1980 Executive Senior Physician and Deputy Department Director of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital Kiel, Germany
01.08.1989 Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Vienna, award of German-Austrian dual nationality
27.11.1989 Appointment to the Executive Board of the University Department of Oral, Maxillary and Facial Surgery at Vienna General Hospital.
01.09.1994 Opening of the CMF Institute in Vienna – Institute for Cranio-Maxillofacial and Oral Rehabilitation
30.9.2012 Emeritus Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Vienna and member of the Board of the University of Vienna Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vienna General Hospital.

Medical Team

  • Dr Univ. Hildegund EwersDr Univ. Hildegund Ewers
    Patient coordination, patient care,
    management of the CMF training centre


  • Operating theatre kitted out with complete digital equipment for live transmission of operations during our courses as well as for telenavigation transmissions.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Rolf Ewers - My Evolving Views on Bicon SHORT Implants

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Rolf Ewers Evolving Views on Bicon SHORT Implants After Using Them Extensively for Eight Years

Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental, Oral and Orthodontic Medicine Univ.-Prof. Dr Dr Rolf Ewers - Portrait
Univ.-Prof. Dr Dr Rolf Ewers

Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental, Oral and Orthodontic Medicine
Schumanngasse 15, A-1180 Vienna


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Univ.-Prof. Dr Dr Rolf Ewers
Medical Head and Member of the Board of Directors

CMF Implant Institute for Cranio-Maxillofacial and Oral Rehabilitation
Schumanngasse 15, A-1180 Vienna

T: +43 1 358 66 83
F: +43 1 407 12 22 10


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