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Prof. Dr. Alper ALKAN

Legal Authority Limits of Dentists
Due to reasons such as, increase in access to health care in our country, change of the dental practice with a dizzying speed, increase in patient awareness and lack of dentist’s knowledge about their authority limits, a corresponding increase is also observed in legal problems and the number of lawsuits brought against the physicians. Therefore, it is crucial to know whether the issues we practice as dentists are within the limits of our authority or what kind of legal problems we are faced with. In this presentation, it is aimed to explain legal authority limits of dentists from the point of surgical practice in particular.   

Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


  • PhD, Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1998
  • Bachelor’s degree, Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, 1993

Career History :

  • Assist. Prof. 
    Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun 1999 -   2004
  • Assoc. Prof
    Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun 2004 -   2006
    Erciyes University, Kayseri 2006 -2009
  • Professor                         
    Erciyes University, Kayseri 2009 -  2017
        Chairman of the OMFS Dept  2006 -  2017
        Dean of the Faculty  2009 -  2015
        Observer (St George’s Hospital, London, UK)  2010
    Bezmiâlem Vakıf University, Istanbul
        Chairman of the OMFS Dept 2017 -2019
        Dean of the Faculty 2017

Turkish Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons 1993 -
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society (Turkish), (Board membership) 2006 -
International Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons 2005 -                                                    
International Team for Implantology (ITI) 2009 -

Scientific Background:
He was involved in numerous projects founded by TUBITAK, State Planning Organization and Scientific Research Projects of Universities as a coordinator and researcher and has over 300 national / international papers and reports, scientific awards and conferences. He serves as advisory board member and on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Professional interests focused on dentofacial deformities, cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint surgery, maxillofacial trauma and dental implantology

He was born in 1970. Dr. Alkan is married and father of a daughter and a son.

Contact Details:

Prof. Dr. Alper Alkan
Bezmialem Vakıf University, Dean of the Dental Faculty
34093, Fatih-Istanbul, Turkey                                                                                                                                                          
Tel: + 90 212 – 5232288 - 3156
Fax: + 90 212 - 6217578