Galip Gurel

Galip Gurel

International Speaker

Dr. Gurel is the founder and the honorary president of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry). He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) in 2011 & 2012.

Dr. Galip Gurel graduated from the University of Istanbul, Dental School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky, Department of Prosthodontics. He received his MSc degree from Yeditepe University, in Istanbul. Dr. Gurel is the founder and the honorary president of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry). He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) in 2011 & 2012.

He received “The Smigel” award in October 2014 which is granted biennially by New York University College of Dentistry to honour the best esthetic dentists in the world for their social contribution, their support for the improvement of esthetic dentistry, their vision and determination and their ability to present innovative ideas around dentistry globally and the education they provide to dental health professionals about advanced esthetics, technology and the new techniques in general dentistry. He is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD) and the honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD).

He is also the editor-in-chief of Quintessence Magazine in Turkey and on the editorial board of the AACD journal, PPAD (Practical Procedure & Aesthetic Dentistry), EJED (European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry). He has been lecturing on dental aesthetics all over the world and giving post graduate lectures on aesthetic dentistry. He is a visiting professor at New York University (USA), Marseille Dental University (France) and Istanbul Yeditepe University (Turkey). He is the author of “The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers” published by Quintessence publications in 2003 and translated into 12 different languages.

He has been practicing in his own clinic in Istanbul, specialising in Aesthetic Dentistry, since 1984. A renowned sportsman, Dr. Gurel has been the Captain of the Turkish National Team of Water Polo for 110 times, a World Champion of the Camel Trophy and a participant of the Paris-Dakar Rally.


Digital Communication / The Implant- Prostho Connection

Modern techniques and materials can be useless if the final outcome does not live up to the patient esthetic expectations.

It has always been a challange to create a smile design that the final result would be precisely predicted from day one.. in some cases the dentists do built this design by themselves directly in the patients mouth, however some leave it to the ceramist that they work with.. however more importantly this smile design should also match with the patient’s functional, biological and emotional needs…

To obtain such results we need an interdisciplinary team work. Every member of the team (including the specialists, lab technicians and the patient) should be aware of the treatment planning and the end result from the beginning . Having all the above done correctly, major component for the success remains “communication”. The key to the aesthetic excellence requires patient communication as well as the communication with the laboratory and the specialists from the beginning of the case till the end.

This becomes even more challenging if the team ( dentist, specialists and the ceramist) do not physicaly work together in the same place.

The protocol that is presented will improve the esthetic diagnosis, the interdisciplinary communication and the predictability of anterior aesthetic implant restorations.

Today, it souldn’t be a problem wether the lab, the specialist ect. that you work with is close to your clinic or it is in another country, the digital communication makes everyone work as a synergistic team .