Tolga Tozum, DDS, PhD

Dr. Tözüm was graduated from Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey as the first student in his class and received the ‘Top Student Award’ in 1998. He started his PhD program at Health Sciences Institute and also appointed as a graduate student at Department of Periodontology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey between 1998 and 2002. He continued his integrated PhD program at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration and Department of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan between 2001 and 2002. During his stay, he attended Misch Implant Institute Advanced Implant Training program. In 2002, he was appointed as a clinical instructor at Department of Periodontology, Hacettepe University, Turkey and as an invited research investigator at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration, The University of Michigan. He served as an Assistant Professor between 2004 and 2006, and he has been appointed as an Associate Professor since 2006 at the Hacettepe University.

He is a fellow member of International Congress of Oral Implantologists, an active member of American Academy of Osseointegration, diplomate and honorary member of Meffert Implant Institute (Component Society of International Congress of Oral Implantologists), member of European Federation of Periodontology, Turkish Society of Oral Implantology and Turkish Society of Periodontology. He currently serves as an advisory board member and ad-hoc reviewer in many international scientific peer-reviewed journals related with periodontology and implant dentistry.

He received ‘Travel Award (Dental Implantology)’ at International Association for Dental Research-CED Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey in 2002 and ‘Platinum Award’ at 24th World Congress, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Taipei, Taiwan in 2006. Dr. Tözüm lectured in many national meetings in Turkey, and featured as an invited speaker in international meetings including International Congress of Oral Implantologists and German Society of Oral Implantology and Meffert Implant Institute. Dr. Tözüm studies on the impact of implant stability (resonance frequency analysis), alveolar bone loss, nitric oxide metabolism and peri-implant sulcus fluid pattern in immediately, early and conventionally loaded dental implants. As well as his in vitro and in vivo research, he is also interested in platform modified dental implants, and advanced implant dentistry and periodontal surgical applications in clinical practice.