Carl E. Misch

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Carl E. Misch
Education University of Detroit Dental School (D.D.S. 1973)
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (M.S. 1989)
Occupation Prosthodontist, inventor, entrepreneur
Known for Co-founder of BioHorizons implant company and founder of the Misch Institute
Religion Catholic
Spouse(s) Single
Children 6

Carl E. Misch is an American prosthodontist recognized internationally for his clinical and academic contributions to the field of implant dentistry.


Misch graduated magna cum laude in 1973 from the University of Detroit Dental School. He received his prosthodontic certificate, implantology certificate and Masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.[1]

He is a clinical instructor and professor of oral implantology at The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University.[1][2]

In 1984, he founded the Misch International Implant Institute in Beverly Hills, Michigan.

In 1999, he authored the text, Contemporary Implant Dentistry,[3] the first and second editions of which are the #1 and #2 best selling dentistry books in the world.[4]

Misch enjoys Jazz music, traveling and collecting dentistry-related antiques. He also collects walking canes


Misch holds more than 10 patents and is the co-inventor of the BioHorizons Maestro Implant System.[4]

The Misch International Implant Institute[edit]

The Misch International Implant Institute serves as a training center for dentists from around the world seeking to fine tune their skills and learn about the latest techniques. To date, Dr. Misch has trained over 2,000 dentists.[4]

Through a special affiliation arrangement with the institute, first year postgraduate periodontology students at Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University attend and participate on a tuition-free basis (the usual cost is approximately $22,000) in six three-day advanced surgical oral implantology courses given in Detroit, Michigan at the Misch Institute under the direction of Carl Misch. In tandem, Misch was appointed as Clinical Professor and Director of Oral Implantology in the Department of Periodontology at the dental school.[5] Drs. Jon Suzuki, director of the periodontal program at Temple Dental School, and Thomas Rams, chairman of the same program, are both on surgical faculty at the institute.[6]