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Research interests

- Sjögren's syndrome
- Sialendoscopy
- Dental implants in dry mouth patients
- Value Based Healthcare in maxillofacial prosthodontics
- HPV related oropharynx carcinoma: the role of dentists in detection and prevention
- Relieve of dry mouth complaints and enhancement of oral lubrication


Dr. Derk Jan Jager received his Msc. in Dentistry at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2012 he earned a Ph.D in Medical Sciences from the University of Groningen under supervision of prof. dr. Marie-Charlotte Huysmans and prof dr. Arjan Vissink. Part of this work was done at King’s College London under supervision of prof. dr. Gordon Proctor.  Dr. Jager subsequently completed a three-year hospital-based clinical residency in Prosthodontics at the University Medical Center Groningen (supervision: prof. dr. Marco Cune) resulting in a membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Furthermore, he earned his Board Certification in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics by the Dutch Society of Gnathology and Prosthodontics in 2016. Currently, he is the immediate-past president of the Salivary Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). Until december 2022 he was board member of the Dutch Society for Gnathology and Prosthodontics (NVGPT).


Education/Academic qualification

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist - Nederlandse Vereniging voor Gnathologie en Prothetische Tandheelkunde

Award Date: 9 Dec 2016

Master, Mpros RCSed, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Sept 2014

PhD, PhD, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands

Award Date: 1 May 2012

Master, DMD, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands

Award Date: 1 Sept 2005


  • RK Dentistry
  • Saliva
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Xerostomia
  • Dental Implants
  • Prosthodontics
  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Hyposalivation


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