Dr. Wilmes did a postgraduate training in oral surgery at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Muenster, Germany. Subsequently, he received a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of the Duesseldorf, Germany. In 2013 he became Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Duesseldorf. Dr. Wilmes has published more than 100 articles and textbook chapters. He is reviewer of numerous journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the Angle Orthodontist.
Dr. Wilmes has held more than 250 lectures and courses in 50 different countries all over the world. His primary interest is in the area of non-compliant and invisible orthodontic treatment strategies (TADs, lingual orthodontics and aligner). Dr. Wilmes was awarded the First Prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007 and the First Prize of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009.