Jürgen Weitkamp

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Jürgen Weitkamp (* 15. July 1938 in Bielefeld ) is a German doctor and dentist , honorary president of the Dental Association of Westphalia-Lippe and the German Dental Association and an honorary citizen of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Quedlinburg .


Weitkamp studied medicine and dentistry at the Philipps-Universität Marburg , Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel , Freie Universität Berlin and Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz , completed a post graduate degree at the University of Michigan , Ann Arbor (USA), with Sigurd P. Ramfjord , in 1967 took over the dental practice of his father Ernst Weitkamp , who was employed as a camp dentist in Mauthausen concentration camp during the Nazi era , in Lübbecke , East Westphalia, and in 1968 he became a Dr. med. and Dr. med. dent. PhD . From 1990 to 2001 he was President of the Westphalia-Lippe Dental Association. During this time he promoted the establishment of the Brandenburg Chamber of Dentists , initiated the establishment of the Central Institute (ZI) for further training for female assistants and the Apollonia Foundation for the promotion of prevention-oriented dentistry, oral and maxillofacial medicine, as well as the construction of the academy for further training (all Münster). Weitkamp has been Honorary President of the Dental Association since 2001.

In November 2000 Weitkamp was elected President of the German Dental Association (Berlin) in Dresden. After his re-election in 2004, he held this office until 2008. During his presidency, the "Consilium of Independent Scientists" and the German Council for Quality and Safety of Products and Systems in Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine were established. In 2003 the "German Dentists' Day" was organized for the first time on his initiative. In October 2008, Weitkamp was elected Honorary President of the German Dental Association. He is also an honorary member of the German Society for Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine , other scientific societies and professional associations as well as the Rotary Club Quedlinburg and holder of the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class (2010).

After reunification, Weitkamp got involved personally and financially in the city of Quedlinburg in Saxony-Anhalt . Together with the Rotary Club Lübbecke, he initially organized advice and information evenings for start-ups, arranged internships and internships, delivered equipment to medical institutions and initiated charity campaigns. Later he supported u. a. the renovation and seating of the Quedlinburg theater enabled the organ to be restored in the St. Blasii Church and the statue of the reformer Melanchthon . Rotary International officially named him as the club charter commissioner in Quedlinburg in 1990. After a unanimous council decision, Weitkamp received the honorary citizenship of Quedlinburg on December 17, 2014.

Individual evidence

  1. Neue Westfälische: "Dentistry is a top brand in Germany" , July 15, 2008
  2. Neue Westfälische, ibid .
  3. ^ Neue Westfälische: Weitkamp Honorary President of Dentists , October 27, 2008
  4. Laudation from Dr. Helmut B. Engels for Dr. Dr. Jürgen Weitkamp on June 2, 2011 In: DT today. June 2, 2011, p. 7, accessed on January 24, 2015 (PDF).
  5. Press invitation to the Federal Cross of Merit Dr. Dr. Jürgen Weitkamp from Lübbecke  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Detmold district government, January 2010, accessed on January 24, 2015.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.bezreg-detmold.nrw.de  
  6. Ceremony of 20 years UNESCO World Heritage Quedlinburg , accessed on January 31, 2015.