Work Experience

Managing director and former founder and owner

Equinox medical technologies BV

2005 – 2017 (12 years) Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Equinox medical technologies bv is dedicated to the design, development and production of dental implant systems and associated products.

Well known products are:

- The Myriad Implant System

- The Uniti Implant System

- The Lynx Osteosynthesis System

Ruud Hertel is except for the daily management responsible for scientific and clinical consultation concerning R&D as well as regulatory affairs.

He has developed several innovations in implantology among which are two highly successful implant surfaces.

Equinox medical technologies BV is especially active in the Middle-East, UAE, Iran India and South-East Asia. Dr Hertel is well known in these regions for his presentations and courses on Implantology.


Implant Clinic, Training & Consultancy BV

1997 – 2015 (19 years) Zeist, The Netherlands

Private clinic dedicated to oral surgery and implantology.

Except for clinical treatments also specialized training in implantology is offered internationally as well as consultations in the field of oral implantology to manufacturers of dental implant systems.

Ruud Hertel is well known in the international lecture circuit and has numerous presentations, courses and seminars to his name. He has more than 50 publications among which several books on implantology.

Course Director and Professor

Manipal College of Dental Science, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

April 2000 – July 2004 (4 years 4 months) Manipal, India

First time, worldwide, development, organization and implementation of a one year advanced oral implantology course where participants are trained and supervised both theoretically and clinically in all indications of dental implantology and bone augmentation

Dentist / Implantologist

Zahnarztpraxis Dr Hertel

1989 – 2002 (13 years) Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Private praxis with specializations in prosthetics, oral surgery and implantology

Dentist - Implantologist


May 1989 – September 1995 (6 years 5 months) Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Responsible for the start and organization of the implantology department as part of the "C.B.T. - Centrum voor Bijzondere Tandheelkunde Nijmegen" (department of specialized dentistry)

Oberarzt / chef de clinic / associate professor

RWTH Aachen University

April 1983 – March 1988 (5 years) Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Here Ruud Hertel specialized at the "Abteilung für Zahnärztliche Prothetik" (prosthodontics department) in prosthodontics and started placing his first implants while being trained by prof dr dr H. Spiekermann. He also gained his PhD at the same department.

In the mid-80's the department was selected as the clinic of choice for the dental treatment of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who would come for checkups and treatment to Germany every summer. Ruud Hertel was part of the small inner circle at the department taking part in the treatment of the Sheikh.

During this time he was also the dentist for over a dozen other members of the royal family including several sons and daughters of Sheikh Zayed and ministers from the political cabinet.

Ruud Hertel was also responsible for the first time development and organization of the new dental curriculum at the university of Aachen for the department of dental prosthetics. All pre-clinical and clinical courses had to be designed and teaching materials were developed by him.

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Ruud C. Hertel DDS, MSc, PhD

Implantologist and Prosthodontist,

Teacher and Medical Device Specialist

Presently working as a clinician and

as a consultant for several implant manufactures on technical and regulatory issues


Implant Clinician, Trainer & Consultant

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