Esra is a periodontist with 24 years of clinical experience and a full Professor (Turkey). She received her DDS degree at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey in 1998, PhD degree and became a specialist in Periodontology at Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey in 2005, Associate Professor of Periodontology in 2011 and Professor in 2016 at Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.
She worked as Research Associate at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, The Division of Periodontology and Oral Biology, Boston, MA, USA 2004 – 2005 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. T. Van Dyke and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, The Oral Health and Systemic Disease Research Group, Louisville, KY, USA in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. T. Denis F. Kinane.
Esra is the founder of the Department of Periodontology at Kocaeli University. She was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry for 3 years (2019 – 2022). She also held many administrative positions at the Faculty of Dentistry and the President’s Office at Kocaeli University between 2010 and 2022.
Her areas of clinic interest include aesthetic smiles, treatment of gingival recessions, and gum diseases, and gingival management around the implants. Her areas of research include genetics of periodontal diseases, the relationship between periodontal diseases and systemic health, and studies related to patients’ oral health-related quality of life.
Esra Guzeldemir is the co-author of 4 periodontology and endodontics books published in Turkish and English. She also has been an editor and translator of a periodontics book and co-translator of one book. She has published highly cited more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 80 presentations in national and international meetings. She is an Editorial Board Member and ad-hoc reviewer of many peer-reviewed national and international journals. Her research was awarded national and international prizes.
She is a member of the European Federation of Periodontology, the Turkish Society of Periodontology, the Turkish Dental Association, the International Team for Implantology, and the Society of Osseointegration.
Esra is massively committed and curious in all she does. She loves technology, movies, and exploring new places. She is a challenge seeker.
She speaks English and Turkish.