Katrin Bekes, DMD, PhD (Dr. med. dent. habil.), MME, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Bekes graduated from Dental School at Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany in 2002. She submitted her DMD thesis (Dr. med. dent.) the following year and later gained her PhD in Dental Medicine (2012). She completed a Master of Medical Education at the University of Heidelberg in 2016. After graduating, Dr. Bekes was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany and prior to taking up her present position she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at that university. Dr. Bekes has been General Secretary of the German Association of Paediatric Dentistry since 2008 and is also a board member of the Foundation of Innovative Dentistry (Germany). She has authored or co-authored almost 80 peer-reviewed publications (including those published online) and is an editorial board member for the journals Clinical Oral Investigations and Oralprophylaxe & Kinderzahnheilkunde.