Graduation from Dental School in Freiburg, Germany in 1985. Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, University of Freiburg 1985-1991. Dr. med. dent. thesis 1987. 1991-1993 Visiting Research Associate Professor, University of Maryland at Baltimore, USA (Grant of the German Society of Research). 1995 Dr. med. dent. habil. thesis, Vice Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics, University of Freiburg. 1997 Professor and Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics, Propaedeutics and Dental Materials, Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel, Germany. In 2011 Dr. Kern received the Schweitzer Research Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP). Dr. Kern served as President of the German Society for Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials (DGPro) from June 2012 until September 2016. In 2020 Dr. Kern received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Prosthodontics and Implants. Dr. Kern serves in the Editorial Board of more than 10 peer-reviewed scientific journals and has published more than 500 scientific articles. In 2017 his book “RBFDPs – Resin Bonded Fixed Dental Prostheses – minimally invasive – esthetic – reliable“ has been published by Quintessence.