Bilge Hakan ŞEN

He was born in 1962 in Mersin.
He started his dental education in School of Dentistry, Ege University in 1981 and finished in 1986 by receiving D.D.S. title.
He started his PhD studies in Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology in 1987.
After receiving a scholarship by Higher Education Council, he continued preliminary studies of his Ph.D. thesis in Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry in University of Amsterdam.
He finished his studies in 1994 and received the Ph.D. title.
He received TÜBİTAK research grant and accomplished a series of studies in University of Connecticut Health Center in 1996.
He was appointed as associate professor in 1998.
In 1999, Hans Genet Foundation and European Society of Endodontology awarded him as the “Best Active Researcher”.
He received a research grant by Campbell Foundation in 2001 and he accomplished a series of studies about the fungi infections in endodontics in UCLA.
He was appointed as tenure professor in 2004.
He retired in January 2013.
His singular or collaborative research studies received 14 awards in national or international platforms.
He has more than 90 published articles and has presented more than 150 lectures and courses.
His research articles have received more than 1000 citations.
He worked as an editor in a translated book and made contribution to two other books.
In addition to working as an endodontist in his private office, he has been organizing lectures, workshops and hands-on courses for the dentists.


Biomimetics: How close are we to the natural?


With recent developments in technology, particularly in the last two decades, numerous changes have been made in the field of endodontics. Biomimetic materials and approaches have led us to understand the importance of biological concepts in endodontic therapy.

In this lecture, biomimetic materials and therapy approaches used during endodontic therapy will be presented.