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Professor, Institute of Dentistry
DDS, PhD in Periodontology, Spec. in Periodontology


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Areas of expertise

Oral immunology
Oral biofilms


Received his DDS from Gazi University, Turkey in 1998 and accomplished his PhD in periodontology in Cumhuriyet University, Turkey in 2004. Started his post-doctoral training in University of Helsinki, Finland and National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland in 2005. In 2009, appointed as university teacher at the Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland. Received his associate professorship at the same university in 2010 and his lecturer position in 2012, and promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2018. Serving as the past-president of Scandinavian Society of Periodontology (http://www.scsp.info) and the secretary general of the Scandinavian Division (NOF) of the International Association for Dental Research (http://www.iadr-nof.com/).


2013 - 2020, Board member (and Director 2017-2020), Institute of dentistry university teachers' organization, University of Turku

2012 – present, Course instructor of the Basics of periodontology and inhibition of gingival inflammation (DENT0153) course, University of Turku

2012 – present, Course instructor of the Deepening periodontal knowledge (DENT0411) course, University of Turku

2012 – 2019, Member of the planning and working group, ”Multiprofessional elective course - Brain”, TUTKE, University of Turku

2014 - 2019, Board member, Personal Tutoring Program, Medical Education Research and Development Centre (TUTKE), University of Turku


Main research interests are oral biofilm-host cell interactions and analyses of salivary components in diagnosis of periodontitis. Currently supervising five PhD students and has over 120 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

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Advances in periodontal biomarkers (2024)

Advances in Clinical Chemistry
Gürsoy Ulvi Kahraman, Özdemir Kabalak Meltem, Gürsoy Mervi
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))