Prof. Dr. Sevcan Kurtulmuş Yılmaz


Contrary to natural teeth, osseointegrated implants do not have the capacity to tolerate minor misalignments in prosthetic restorations. Therefore, it is one of the most important factors to achieve a passive alignment in implant supported overdentures for long-term success. A right prosthetic work flow should be used to fabricate a restoration with passive alignment and the first step of this flow is impression. With the fast integration of digital technology into dentistry, digital impressions taken with intraoral scanners are suggested as an strong alternative to conventional impression techniques. Factors such as number of implants, angular differences between implants, implant placement depth influence the impression procedure and thus selection of appropriate impression technique and material for patients may be challenging at clinics for dentists. In this presentation, factors influencing the accuracy of impression will be discussed and tips for selecting impression techniques according to different case scenarios will be provided.

She graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry in 2006. She started her PhD at Prostodontic Treatment Department of the same university and completed it in 2011 at Near East University by defending her thesis titled Comparison of Translucency and Colour Features of Different Zirconia Full Ceramic Systems”. She pursued her academic career at Near East University; received her title of associate professor in 2015 and was promoted as professor in 2021. Since June 2017, she’s the Vice-Dean of Near East University Faculty of Dentistry.

She has several articles published in SCI indexed and national journals; lectures, presentations and awards at congresses and symposia. She’s a reviewer at prestigious journals. Her academic interest focuses on dental ceramics, implantology, esthetic dentistry, colour, lasers and dentist education.