Implant Expert Dr. Tolga Tozum Joins U of IL at Chicago College of Dentistry
Dr. Tolga Tozum has joined the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontics as a Clinical Associate Professor.
“I will be working in mostly postgraduate student education, clinical research studies mostly focused on implant dentistry, and also in predoctoral education,” he said.
Dr. Tozum noted his goals are, “improvement of clinical research in periodontics and implant dentistry, performing multi-center clinical research collaborations internationally, and teaching students my best about advanced periodontics and implant dentistry”
A strong researcher, Dr. Tozum has published “around 80 manuscripts including original articles, review papers, and case reports in international scientific and medical journals—some in Europe and some in the United States,” he explained.
His research mostly has focused on implant dentistry, including implant stability—resonance frequency and analysis, damping capacity assessment, and insertion torque values; marginal bone loss and gain around implants; and peri-implant crevicular fluid evaluation (nitric oxide, myeloperoxidase, ICTP, and osteocalcin)
“I am also very interested in bone quality, bone anatomy, and landmarks related to implant dentistry,” Dr. Tozum noted, and he has several new publications about computerized tomographic evaluations coming out in Cyprus, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, and the U.S.
Dr. Tozum earned his DDS at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey, in 1998, receiving the Top Student Award. He earned his PhD at Hacettepe University in Turkey in 2002, and also performed research at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for two years through the auspices of the Technical & Scientific Council of Turkey.
He earned the Travel Award in Implant Dentistry from the International Association of Dental Research-Continental European Division in 2004, and the Platinum Award from the World Congress of International Oral Implantologists in 2006. He also earned an award from Acta Odontologica Scandinavia for an article about graft materials used in periodontics in 2009.
Dr. Tozum is a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an Honorary Member of the Meffert Implant Institute. He also acts as the Ambassador of Turkey in the Alliance of Oral Health Across Borders.
He is a member of the European Federation of Periodontology, Turkish Association of Oral Implantology, and Turkish Association of Periodontology. He currently holds member positions in two committees of the Academy of Osseointegration;
Dr. Tozum is an editorial board member of 12 international journals including Clinical Oral Implants Research, Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research, the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry, the Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, and the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research. He also has been serving as an ad-hoc reviewer for 35 international journals.
William S. Bike