Associate Professor. DDS, PhD.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Periodontics
Dr. Tozum is graduated from Gazi University, School of Dentistry, Turkey with the Top Student Award in 1998. He completed his integrated Post-graduate Education in Periodontics and Ph.D. training about bone metabolism at Hacettepe University, Turkey and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor between 1998 and 2002. He also completed his Advanced Periodontics Specialty Education at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) between 2016 and 2017. He has been teaching, researching and practicing about advanced periodontics and implant dentistry since 2002, and affiliated as full-time Professor of Periodontics, Associate Dean of Research and Co-Director of Dental Research Center during his time at Hacettepe University. He has been an Associate Professor at UIC since 2014. He received three international awards in implant dentistry, including Travel Award at International Association for Dental Research Continental European Division Meeting in 2004; Platinum Award at 24th World Congress, International Congress of Oral lmplantologists in 2006; The Best Article published at ACTA Odontologica Scandinavia in 2009 related to bone grafting. He has been invited more than 50 national/international scientific meetings as an invited or keynote speaker, has published 13 book chapters, more than 100 scientific manuscripts, 80 poster presentations. His publications were cited 2708 times (h index=29) in dental literature related to advanced periodontics and implant dentistry. He has also been serving as an editorial board member in 21 scientific clinical journals, some of which are; Clinical Oral Implants Research, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Implant Dentistry, The Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry, Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice (Associate Editor), Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research, World Journal of Stomatology, Oral Biology & Dentistry and Journal of Dental Applications. Dr. Tozum is a fellow of American Academy of Osseointegration, and he is also American Board of Periodontology eligible.