Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Christine Jacobsen

Academic titles

2013 Venia legendi for the field of oral and maxillofacial disorders and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology (private lecturer)

2008 Graduated as doctor of medicine (Dr. med.)

2007 Graduated as doctor of dentistry (Dr. med. dent.)

1991 Graduated as Dr. med.



2009 Specialist for oral and maxillofacial surgery

2004 Approbation as doctor (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen)

2002 Approbation as dentist (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen)


Professional experience

2015 – to date Senior doctor, Klinik Professor Sailer, Zurich

2015 – to date Instructor for the treatment of craniofacial disfigurements, Department for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zurich

2009 – 2015 Senior physician, Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zurich

2009 Fellowship Cleft lip and palate, Great Ormond Street Hospital London, Great Britain

2007 Fellowship Cleft lip and palate, Department of Craniomaxillofacial and Oral Surgery, University of Pretoria, South Africa

2005 – 2009 Training as a consultant specialist, Clinic for Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Zurich University Hospital, Switzerland

2005 Training, Clinic for Laser Medicine, Elisabeth Hospital Berlin, Germany

2004 Training, Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of West Indies, Barbados

2004 Training, Craniofacial Team of Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2002 – 2003 Dentist, Clinic for Prosthetics and Materials Science, School of Dentistry, University of Tübingen

2001 Training, Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Marienhospital Stuttgart

2001 Training, Department of Orthopaedics, Military Hospital, University of Beijing, China

1999 – 2001 Night shift, Clinic for Thoracic Surgery, University of Tübingen, Germany


2006 Schmutziger Prize, Annual Congress of the SAKM




Reviewer activities

Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

Archives of Medical Science

Clinical Implant Research

Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research

Head and Neck

Investigative and Clinical Dentistry

Oral Pathology

Oral Surgery

Teaching activities

Tutor in the field of oral and maxillofacial disorders and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology, University of Zurich

Supervision of master’s theses and doctorates



DKMGK German Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

EACMFS European Society of Cranio- Maxillo- Facial Surgery

SGLKG Swiss Association for Cleft Lip & Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies

SGOLA Swiss Society for Oral Laser Applications

Further training

Diverse regular advanced and continuing training courses, including

Jaw joint surgery, Bonn

Microsurgical vascular anastomosis, Zürich

Rhinosurgery, Stuttgart

Cosmetic injection procedures botulinumtoxin and filler

Advanced training for lipotransfer, mesotherapy etc.

Certificate for cranio-neck sonography from the Germany Association for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM)


Treatment spectrum

Entire spectrum of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a special focus on:

conservative and surgical procedures regarding the jaw joint

  • Minimally invasive treatments: Injections (lavage, hyaluronic acid)
  • Surgical treatment

Medicament-associated osteonecrosis/osteomyelitis

  • Bone infections
  • Risk patients with bone resorption inhibitory treatment

Traumatology of the facial skeleton

  • Paediatric surgery = craniofacial surgery:
  • Helmet therapy for positional deformations (Cranioform®)
  • Cleft lip & palate
  • Other facial and cranial deformities

Cosmetic surgery of the face

  • Minimally invasive and surgical treatment for wrinkles (Botulinumtoxin, filler, facelift)
  • Liposuction, lipotransfer
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Nose surgery
  • Profile changing surgery (upper & lower jaw, chin surgery)

FFFS: Full facial feminisation surgery