Prof. Dr. Mutlu Özcan

Dr. Mutlu ÖZCAN graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry in 1993 with degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.). She received her first doctoral degree (Dr. med. dent.; Doctorate Medicinae Dentariae) in 1999 from School of Medicine and Dentistry, in the field of prosthodontics, University of Cologne, Germany and her PhD in 2003 from Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, University of Groningen, The Netherlands in the field of Dental Biomaterials.

In the years of 2001-2002 she was worked as Invited Visiting Researcher at University of Turku, Finland. In 2007 she was appointed as Professor and Research Associate at the Clinical Dental Biomaterials in University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands and in 2009 as Professor and Head of Dental Materials Unit in University of Zurich, School of Dentistry, Switzerland. Dr. Özcan is currently holding faculty positions in both University of Groningen and University of Zurich. She started to work at the Istanbul Medipol University in 2013. She is the head consultant of dental research laboratory of REMER.

She has authored more than 250 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, has given over 400 presentations at international scientific meetings, is a frequent lecturer at scientific meetings, receiver of several international awards and has held numerous continuing education courses in Europe. She serves also for the editorial boards of several scientific journals.

Research Interest

Her main research interests are translational research on clinical longevity of tooth- or implant-borne reconstructions, dental biomaterials, surface conditioning methods, adhesion promoters, simulation methods, aging phenomena of dental tissues and biomaterials.

Publications (Selected)

  • Özcan M, Vallittu PK. Effect of Surface Conditioning Methods on the Bond Strength of Luting Cement to Ceramics. Dent Mater 2003:19:725-731.
  • Brentel AS, Özcan M, Valandro LF, Alarça LG, Amaral R, Bottino MA. Microtensile Bond Strength of a Resin Cement to Feldspathic Ceramic After Different Etching and Silanization Regimens in Dry and Aged Conditions. Dent. Mater. 2007;23:1323-1331.
  • Lazar DR, Bottino MC, Özcan M, Valandro LF, Amaral R, Ussui V, Bressiani AHA. Y-TZP Ceramic Processing from Coprecipitated Powders: A Comparative Study with Three Commercial Dental Ceramics. Dent. Mater. 2008;24:1676-1685.
  • Rinastiti M, Özcan M, Siswomihardjo W, Busscher HJ, van der Mei HC. Effect of Biofilm on the Repair Bond Strength of Composites. J. Dent. Res. 2010;89:1476-1481.
  • Ccahuana VZ, Özcan M, Mesquita AM, Nishioka RS, Kimpara ET, Bottino MA. Surface Degradation of Glass Ceramics after Exposure to Acidulated Phosphate Fluoride. J. Appl. Oral Sci. 2010;18:155-165.
  • Özcan M, Cura C, Valandro LF. Early Bond Strength of Two Resin Cements to Y-TZP Ceramic using MPS or MPS/4-META Silanes. Odontology 2011;99: 62-67.
  • Dündar M, Özcan M, Comlekoglu E, Sen BH. Nanoleakage Inhibition Within Hybrid Layer Using New Protective Chemicals and Their Effect on Adhesion. J Dent Res 2011;90:93-98.
  • Özcan M, Mese M. Adhesion of Conventional and Simplified Resin-based Luting Cements to Superficial and Deep Dentin. Clin. Oral Investig. 2012;16:1081-1088.
  • Özcan M, Koekoek W, Pekkan G. Load-bearing Capacity of Indirect Inlay-retained Fixed Dental Prosthesis Made of Particulate Filler Composite Only or Reinforced with E-glass Fibers Impregnated with Various Monomers. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 2012;12:160-167.
  • Queiroz JR, Benetti P, Özcan M, de Oliveira LF, Bona AD, Takahashi FE, Bottino MA. Surface Characterization of Feldspathic Ceramic Using ATR FT-IR and Ellipsometry After Various Silanization Protocols. Dent. Mater. 2012;28:189-196.
  • Heintze SD, Faouzi M, Rousson V, Özcan M. Correlation of Wear in vivo with Six Laboratory Wear Methods. Dent. Mater. 2012;28:961-973.
  • Özcan M, Melo RM, Souza RO, Machado JP, Felipe Valandro L, Botttino MA. Effect of Air-particle Abrasion Protocols on the Biaxial Flexural Strength, Surface Characteristics and Phase Transformation of Zirconia After Cyclic Loading. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2013;20:19-28.
  • Gresnigt M, Kalk W, Özcan M. Randomized Clinical Trial of Indirect Resin Composite and Ceramic Veneers: Up to 3-year Findings. J. Adhes. Dent. 2013;15:181-190.
  • Scholtanus JD, Özcan M. Clinical Longevity of Extensive Direct Composite Restorations in Amalgam Replacement: Up to 3.5 Years Follow-up. J. Dent. 2014;42:1404-1410.
  • Souza R, Valandro LF, Melo RM, Machado JP, Bottino MA, Özcan M. Air-particle Abrasion on Zirconia Ceramic Using Different Protocols: Effects on Biaxial Flexural Strength after Cyclic Loading, Phase Transformation and Surface Topography. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 2013;26:155-163.