Dr Schwarze studied dentistry and orthodontics in Bologna, Cologne and Bonn where he obtained his orthodontic specialization and doctorate degree. Using Invisalign® since 2001 he is, with more than 2000 treatments, one of Europe’s most experienced practitioners.
Apart from his private orthodontic practice in Cologne, he is in constant scientific exchange with the universities of Bonn, Cologne and Ferrara/Italy as associate professor. He gives lectures on an international level and has released several scientific publications. Dr. Schwarze is a member of various orthodontic associations and co-founder and General Secretary of the German Association of Aligner Orthodontics (DGAO), member of the European Clinical Advisory Board, the Clinical Education Council and the Intl. Product Steering Board of Align Technology from day one.
He won three awards (1992, 2009, 2013) of the German Orthodontic Society (DGKFO) and received the Align Technology International Research Award in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 as well. In 2012 he also received the 1st Scientific Award of the DGAO. In 2012 he published his extraction strategy “IPRpe” (Smart Extraction) for the first time.
He also developed the Aligner pliers “Gun I”, “Gun II” and “SlotMachine”.