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Prof. Dr. Korkud Demirel

Ten facts to maintain soft tissue health around teeth and implants!

Success in implant therapy has long been discussed over survival, however survival may not be referring to success at all times. The importance of osseointegration is still the far most consideration in implant therapy but in the mean time there is an increasing attention on the soft tissue both on aesthetics and maintenance of healthy status around implants. Indeed maintenance of soft tissue basically is similar around teeth and tooth substitutes, with differences in attachment apparatus, vascularization and configuration. A strict respect to biological principals restores an environment where health could be maintained for long periods of time. This presentation will be focus on 10 basic biologic facts including biological width, tissue phenotype and keratinization to maintain health around teeth and implants.


  • 1985 Dental Licence (Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry)
  • 1992 PhD (Istanbul University Institute of Health Sciences)
  • 2002 Professor (Istanbul University, Department of Periodontology)
  • 2018 Honorary Professor (P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE) in Kiev,Ukraine)


  • 1985-1989 Istanbul University, Department of Periodontology
  • 1989-1990 SUNY at Stony Brook, School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology
  • 1991- present Istanbul University, Department of Periodontology
  • 2005- present Part time private practice

Fields of Interest

Periodontal plastic surgery and soft tissue regeneration
Dental implants and bone regeneration
Smoking and periodontal disease


Professional Memberships     

  • Turkish Society of Periodontology (Past President,)
  • European Federation of Periodontology (Past-President,)
  • Turkish Dental Association (Member)

Author of 30 articles in international journals, translation editor of 2 books, author of 4 books in Turkish as well as 5 chapters in English and mentor of 11 PhD and 2 MSc thesis.