Dr Dilek Guvenc DDS, PhD
I am Dr. Dilek Guvenc, a highly experienced and well-qualified periodontist from Istanbul. I was attracted to dentistry from a very early age and have always been interested in aesthetics as well. It therefore came naturally to me, after completing my five-year degree in Dentistry at the University of Istanbul, to focus on periodontology for my doctorate. So, I opted to study an area related to generalized aggressive periodontitis and cardiovascular disease for my doctorate thesis. During my PhD, I also conducted a great deal of clinical research regarding periodontology, some of which was published in SCI indexed journals. I was also awarded a distinction for my dissertation. I completed my PhD thesis in Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Periodontology in 2010. Throughout my six years in the Periodontology department, I provided the advanced periodontal surgery, including muco-gingival and guided tissue regeneration procedures and implant treatment to patients of the university hospital. What is more, I taught undergraduate students, presented lectures and worked as a faculty instructor. I later went on to teach at Istanbul Aydın University and was made an associate professor in 2013. I left in order to focus on my private practice.
At the same time as pursuing my interest in research and teaching, I have been working in private practice, focusing on; implantology, treatment of periodontal diseases, aesthetic dentistry, periodontal plastic surgery and bone regeneration. I also routinely carry out facial aesthetic procedures and skin rejuvenation in my own practice, NovaDent in Istanbul, and I am a partner in the Harley Street practice, The LOOOK. I am also often asked to consult as a Periodontal Surgeon for other dental practices in Istanbul.
I strongly believe that our discipline requires lifelong education and dedication to reach ultimate success. I have participated in numerous international congresses, symposiums and courses, in some of which I was a speaker.
I have never wanted to be anything other than a dentist. I take great pride in my work and try to rise to every new challenge. I am friendly with patients and believe it is important that they trust their doctors and they feel safe during their treatment.