Dr Werner Schupp graduated in dentistry in 1985 from the University of Münster and continued his postgraduate studies there as a student of orthodontics, under the direction of Prof Dr U Ehmer. Collaboration in the orthodontic private practice of Dr D E Toll followed, and since 1990, he has been in private practice as an orthodontics specialist in Cologne, Germany. He is certified in Invisalign, and in Manual Medicine and Osteopathy for Orthodontics. Dr Schupp is a founding member and past president of the German Board of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics, and a board member of the German Society of Aligner Orthodontics. He is also an advisory board member for the periodical Manuelle Medizin, and has published several articles concerning orthodontics, function and pain therapy. His published books include Funktionslehre in der Kieferorthopädie and Kraniomandibuläres und muskuloskelettales System, and he has lectured in Europe, Brazil, USA, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Dr Schupp is presently Visiting Professor at the Capital University, Beijing, China.