Managing director and former founder and owner
Equinox medical technologies BV
2005 – Present (11 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:
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-
Implant Clinic, Training & Consultancy BV
1997 – Present (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-
Private praxis with specializations in prosthetics, oral surgery and implantology
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. -
Oberarzt / chef de clinic / associate professor
RWTH Aachen University
April 1983 – March 1988 (5 years) Aachen, North Rhine-
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-
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 form 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
at Equinox medical technologies BV
Implant Clinician, Trainer & Consultant