He was born in Ankara/Turkey in 1968. He completed his primary and secondary education in Ankara and graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry in 1991 with the best degree. He started the post-graduate studies and doctorate (PhD) program at Gazi University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology and completed the PhD program in 1996. The main subjects of his PhD thesis were “Effectiveness of a collagen membrane enriched with fibronectin on guided tissue regeneration (GTR) technique in dogs” and “Evaluation of cellular response and resorption characteristics of collagen membranes enriched with fibronectin. Light and transmission electron microscopic study”. Following his academic studies he received Associate Professor degree in 2003 and Professor degree in 2008 at Gazi University. Within the framework of ERASMUS programme, he gave the lectures in University of Szeged / Hungary, titled “Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Surgery Systems; Using Principles, Indications, Advantages and Disadvantages” in 2013. He has 28 international and 21 national scientific publications in the leading journals of periodontology and implantology. His 21 articles were published in the journals that were covered in Science Citation Index (SCI). He is member of European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), International Academy for Dental Research (IADR) and Turkish Society of Periodontology and he is also member of International Team for Implantology (ITI) since 2003. He attended lots of congress and scientific meetings in various European countries, United States and Turkey associated with periodontology and implantology. He is still works in ITI as Fellow. He is reviewer for Journal of Ege University Faculty of Dentistry, Journal of Clinical Science and Acta Odontologica Turcica. He presented lots of lectures and courses concerning the periodontal / peri-implant surgeries and piezo-surgery. His main interests are periodontal-mucogingival surgeries, guided bone regeneration, implant surgery, sinus lifting surgeries and piezo-surgical techniques.


Implants have some different anatomical features in peri-implant mucosa surrounding implants compared with gingiva around teeth. Due to these anatomical differences, peri-implant tissues have different responses to bacterial infections than periodontal ones and it was suggested that peri-implant mucosa might be more susceptible to destruction than tissues around teeth. Whether or not sufficient width of keratinized mucosa is needed around implants to maintain peri-implant health is a controversial subject in the litarature. However, when groups of implants with or without keratinized mucosa were compared with respect to various clinical parameters such as plaque accumulation, gingival inflammation, probing depths, recessions and loss of bone, statistically significant better results were determined in the presence of keratinized mucosa around implants. In addition, from esthetical point of view, sufficient keratinized tissue is absolutely neccessary to provide proper esthetical outcome around implants. Various regenerative surgical operations have been performed to increase bone volume before or at that time implant placement and enough keratinized tissues always facilitate both suturing and post-operative proper wound healing. Although several surgical techniques and materials have been described in the literature to increase the amount of keratinized tissue around implants, autogenous tissue grafting techniques still considered as gold standard in soft tissue augmentations. The main objectives of this lecture are to understand the importance of keratinized tissue in peri-implant health and regenerative surgical operations and discuss treatment techniques to improve keratinized tissue volume around implants.