In Türkiye, there are different options for dentists to continue their careers after specialization and/or doctorate in dentistry. Physicians who have completed their specialty/doctorate can work in public institutions such as oral and dental health centers and public hospitals, as well as continue their professional lives in institutions such as hospitals / polyclinics / clinics in the private sector. In addition, continuing an academic career in private or public universities stands out as another preferred career option. In this panel, different speakers who provide academic services at a state university, dentistry in the oral and dental health center and clinical services in the private sector will be informed about the issues that the participants will be curious about before and during the panel, and interactive speeches will be made on career planning.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Berkant Sezer
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University / President of the Commission of Young Turkish Society of Paediatric Dentistry
Berkant Sezer completed his undergraduate education at Gazi University School of Dentistry with high honor degree between 2010 and 2015. He was awarded a scholarship by the University of Washington in 2018 and was found in Seattle, Washington, USA within the scope of "Summer Institute in Dental and Craniofacial Clinical Research Methods" in the same year. In addition, he was awarded the Travel Fellowship by the European Organization for Caries Research in 2017, and the Borrow Travel Award and Colgate Travel Award by The European Association of Dental Public Health in 2018 and 2019 with his team. He is working as a faculty member at Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, since September 2020. Dr. Sezer received the title of associate professor in February 2023. He has more than 30 international and national published and accepted articles and book chapters; and more than 40 posters and oral presentations presented at international and national meetings. His areas of interest are molar incisor hypomineralization and other developmental enamel defects, minimally interventional dentistry and remineralization agents, community oral and dental health, current restorative materials, forensic odontology, and dental education. A member of the Turkish Society of Paediatric Dentistry, Dr. Sezer has been elected as the president of the Young TSPD Commission of the association since 2022.
Dr. Dilek Tuna Akagündüz
Ministry of Health Ankara 75th Year Oral and Dental Health Hospital
After graduating from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 2000, Dr. Akagündüz completed his doctoral education, which he started at Gazi University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry in the same year, with his thesis on "Clinical and Histological Evaluation of Direct Pulp Capping with MTA in Primary Teeth" in 2006. She started her career as a specialist dentist at the Ministry of Health 75. Yıl Oral and Dental Health Hospital in 2007 and continues in the same institution.
Dr. Nida Hüroğlu
Istanbul Cosmodent Oral and Dental Health Clinic
After graduating from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 2000, Dr. Hüroğlu, who started her education as a doctoral student at Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry in 2001, completed her thesis on "Investigation of Caries Risk Factors and Microbiological Evaluation in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate in Primary Teeth Period" in 2008. In 2014, she gave a different direction to her working life, where she continued as a lecturer at Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and moved to the private sector. Nida Hüroğlu, who is still working in a private clinic, also has a children's story book called 'Where is my milk tooth?'.