UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Turkyilmaz, Ilser

Dental School
Comprehensive Dentistry
(210) 567-6370

Dr. Ilser Turkyilmaz obtained his dental degree from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey in 1998. Immediately after graduation, he started his PhD program in the Department of Prosthodontics, Hacettepe University. He completed that program in 2004 and kept working as an instructor in the same department.

Dr. Turkyilmaz then was invited by Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden for research collaborations. He worked in the Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden in 2005. He returned to Hacettepe University at the end of 2005 and then worked in private practice in Ankara from February 2006 to May 2007.

He was accepted for an implant prosthodontic fellowship program in the Department of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and worked in that university as an implant prosthodontic fellow from June 2007 to October 2008.

He took a full-time position as an assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, on November 1, 2008. Dr. Turkyilmaz maintains a private practice in the schools faculty practice limited to implant, fixed, and removable prosthodontics. He treats patients with esthetic and reconstructive needs using implants, veneers, crowns, fixed partial dentures (bridges), complete dentures, and partial dentures.

Dr. Turkyilmaz is particularly interested in dental implant studies regarding early/immediate loading protocols, implant stability measurements using resonance frequency analysis, bone density evaluations using computerized tomography (CT), flapless implant surgeries using CT-generated surgical guides, and the biomechanical aspects of implants. He has currently 48 scientific articles published in well-known international journals. He has also given lectures including dental implants at local, national and international meetings.

He is currently serving as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry and also as a reviewer for the Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice.
Dr. Turkyilmaz earned Diplomate status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2011, which is the highest honor showing efforts in education, research and actual clinical experience with dental implants.

11/2008 - Present Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX