Prof. Dr. Bülent Katiboğlu

Dental implantology has gained an important position in dentistry in the last decades. Dental implants are widely used in the dental rehabilitation of fully or partially edentulous patients. Dental implants have developed technologically and scientifically over time and become an efficient alternative treatment for tooth loss. The success of dental implants is defined by the realization of the structural and functional union between living bone and implant, which is called “osseointegration”. The continuity of bone support has a major impact on the success of implant treatments. Studies revealed that the bone losses around the implant varies. While a maximum bone loss of 1.5 mm is considered normal around successfully osseointegrated implants within one year after loading, a bone loss of 0.2 mm is considered normal in the following years..

The success of dental implants is affected by many other factors in the early and late osseointegration period, following the surgeon's application technique and working conditions. During the application, choosing the appropriate jawbone, planning the places where the implants will be placed, and choosing the implant types according to the structure of the jawbone of the implants are among the other factors affecting the success. Even if all the conditions to achieve a successful osseointegration are provided, the maintenance of a prosthetic superstructure with a good indication after osseointegration will be directly related to oral hygiene. Even in cases where the prosthesis is extremely balanced and the indication is perfect, the health of dental implants progresses in parallel with the patient's oral hygiene and oral health. When oral hygiene conditions are not respected, predisposing factors will definitely emerge in the long term.

He was born in 1961. He graduated from the Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry in 1984. He began working as a PhD student in Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department In 1988. He has a doctorate study in dental surgery under general anesthesia for children. He has worked advanced dental implant surgery in Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1994. He received the title of Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2000. He works currently in Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Because of his international scientific studies, received a certificate of appreciation from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1998. He is chief editor of the Journal of Dental Turkish group and The British Dental Journal’s Turkey's consultant. He is a member of national Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Turkish Association of Oral Surgery, Turkish Dental Association and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Association as international professional associations. He made the presidency of the International Dental Congress called “Dental Istanbul” in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, Journal of Turkish Dental International Scientific Congress in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Also, he is a founding member of Istanbul University, Physical Education and Sports School. He published numerous scientific research and presentations in international dental congresses.
His working areas are particularly stem cells, advanced implant surgery and implantology including surface properties of dental surgery in dentistry.
He is currently working as dean of İstanbul Atlas University Faculty of Dentistry.