Dr. Silke Gumplinger

Oral Surgeon in Burnaby BC

Dr. Gumplinger was born and raised in Germany. She received her dental degree (BDS) from Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena. Following her graduate training at FSU, for which she was awarded a doctoral degree “Doctor Medicine Dentariae” (Ph. D.) with summa cum laude, she came to the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Dentistry with a prestigious six month fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to do post-doctoral research. She then returned to Germany and took up a 3 year hospital residency in Oral Surgery at FSU’s hospital for Oral-Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery. During her oral surgery training she received extensive experience in dental implants, wisdom tooth extractions, head and neck cancer, facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery and plastic surgery procedures. She has authored and co-authored several scientific publications and has lectured both locally and internationally.

Dr. Gumplinger moved to Vancouver and returned to dental school for two years to complete her Canadian dental degree Dental Medical Doctor (DMD) at UBC in 2003. Upon completion she entered private practice and is limiting her scope of practice to Oral Surgery. In addition to private practice she is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC and teaches implantology.

Dr. Gumplinger and her husband are avid outdoors experts and enjoy mountain climbing, ski mountaineering, nordic skiing, ocean kayaking and surf skiing. She is also a private pilot and volunteers her pilot skills to Angel Flights of BC (http://www.angelflight.ca).

Selected Publications:

Silke Strassburger, P. Hyckel, D. Schumann, A. Berndt, H. Kosmehl. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth. Case report, differential diagnosis and sensitivity to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Mund Kiefer GesichtsChir 1:239-243 (1997)

Silke Strassburger, A. Berndt, P. Hyckel, H. Kosmehl. Basement membrane heterogeneity of human major salivary glands demonstrated by laminin chain immunohistochemistry. Histochem Cell Biol 1997; 108; 268

Silke Strassburger, A. Berndt, P. Hyckel, D. Katenkamp, H. Kosmehl. Differential expression of laminin chains in the human major salivary gland. Histochemical Journal 30:81-88 (1998)

Silke Strassburger, P. Hyckel, H. Kosmehl. Multifocal oncocytic adenomatous hyperplasia of the parotid gland. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28(6) 457-458 (1999)

H. Kosmehl, A. Berndt, Silke Strassburger, L. Borsi, P. Rousselle, U. Mandel, P. Hyckel, L. Zardi, D. Katenkamp. Distribution of laminin and fibronection isoforms in oral mucosa and oral squamous cell carcinoma. British Journal of Cancer 81(6):1071-1079 (1999)

L. Hakkinen, Silke Strassburger, V.-M. Kahari, P. G. Scott, I. Eichstetter, R. V. Iozzo, H. Larjava. A role for decorin in the structural organization of periodontal ligament. Laboratory Investigation 80(12):1869-1880 (2000)

Strassburger is Dr. Gumplinger’s maiden name