Ralph Riquier

After years as a journeyman and master craftsman, as well as leading a lab as an employed master, I switched to the dental industry as a course instructor for milling technology/telescope technology at master schools. In 1999, I entered digital dental technology. Product manager digident (Girrbach Dental) and marketing and development manager dentaCad system (HintELs GmbH) were the next stations until I became self-employed in 2008 as a consultant for digital workflow scenarios. Being "there from the start" and thus intensive work in all development areas such as optical 3D scanners, intraoral scanners, face scanners, CAD and CAM software, milling machines, 3D printers, as well as the surrounding workflow processes are still the foundation of my consultation.


  • 1969 Born in Bonn
    Apprenticeship and journeyman years at Laboratory Wolf and then Laboratory Heinzel/Schmidtke in Bonn
    1996 Graduated as the best master student of the master school of the Chamber of Crafts in Cologne
    1996 Dental Laboratory Heinzel/Schmidtke
    1997 4th place at the award of the Klaus Kanter Prize
    Since 1997 Worldwide publications on the topics of milling technology/combination technology, occlusion, and CAD/CAM technology
    1997 – 1998 Course instructor at the BEGO Bremer Goldschlägerei training center
    Development of a course concept specifically for preparation for the master exam
    Courses at 14 master schools as well as courses at home and abroad with the focus on combination technology, milling technology
    1998 – 2001 Head of the dental technology department Girrbach Dental and project management digident system
    2002 – 2008 Head of marketing/sales Hint-ELs GmbH
    Since 2008 Owner of r2dental
    Since 2019 Managing Director of r2 dei ex machina


  • 1996 Best master student of the master school of the Chamber of Crafts in Cologne
    2005 Book publication at Quintessenz Verlag "Technology of Milled Construction Elements"
    2008 Speaker at the 7th German ITI Congress
    2013 Speaker at the 3rd Camlog Congress
    2013 Speaker at the 8th World Congress IFED
    Since 2002 Regular speaker at ADT Nürtingen
    • Lecturer at the CAD/CAM Curriculum, University of Munich
    • Lecturer at the DGI-APW Curriculum "Implant Prosthetics and Dental Technology"
    • Lecturer EADT Module CAD/CAM
    • Lecturer in the master's program "Digital Dental Technology" University of Greifswald
    • Lecturer ITI Curriculum "Digital"


    • Member of the DIN committee NA 014-00-05-06 AK CAD/CAM systems
    • ZAD Düsseldorf
    • Expert group CAD4practice, University of Munich - teamwork media publishing house
    • Advisory board QZ - Quintessenz Zahntechnik
    • Editorial board ZTM magazine, Spitta publishing house

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