Dental Spec. Assoc. Prof. Birkan Taha ÖZKAN
Associate Professor Birkan Taha Özkan
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Associate Professor Birkan Taha Özkan, Dental Specialist and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon was born in Mersin, in 1980.
Completed his basic dentistry study at Selçuk University Faculty of Dentistry in 2003. During his studies he also served as the Official Delegate of European Dental Students’ Association (EDSA) representing Turkiye. During these years he won a scholarship from Texas – Houston University, one of the established Universities in USA.
Began his specialty in dentistry at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry in Selcuk University. He made his Master’s degree in Oulu University, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, in Finland with Turkish government scholarship. Improved his operational experiences by performing many oral and maxillofacial operations at Shahid Beheshti, Azad and Shiraz Universities’ in Iran.
His academic career began in 2009 at Yüzüncü Yıl University in Van, as assistant professor. He pioneered many innovations, established the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and served as Head of the Department for many years. He was awarded the University Scholarship Award, participated in many national and international seminars as guest speaker or chairman. He also prepared to publish a comprehensive book titled Maxillofacial Surgery. Many of his original surgical techniques are recognized by international scientific literature. His articles have been published in national and international science journals. He served as an editor in chief in international scientific journal. He frequently participated in various international and national TV programs as a guest speaker upon invitation. His academic studies currently continue at Toros University in Mersin.
In addition to his 17 years of professional experience, he has many hobbies, including sportive & artistic talents and technical pursuits.
He considers himself and artist and a creative; in his own workshop he makes his own surgical hand tools and produces artistic objects such as wood carvings and clay sculptures. He has 45 recorded songs where he performs the vocals and the instruments, in 2014 he published his original album “Aşk Üstü Aşk” with an accompanying video clip. In 1990, he earned 3rd place in Turkish Classical Music solo contest organized by TRT, among 60 participants. Between 2000-2003, he won 1st place representing Turkey for 3 consecutive years during the Mini-Eurovision contest organized by of European Dental Students’ Association (EDSA) in Serbia, Greece and Slovenia. He plays piano and the violin as a hobby. TRT documented and aired in national TV his life as a success story.
He established his private Dental Clinic 3 years ago and reached more than 3000 patients within 3 years. The clinic serves a wide client profile of domestic and international patients from Mediterranean region, especially from Europe and USA. The Clinic serves the patients as exceeding the national and international quality standards.
He serves as the head in his clinic together with 7 professional assistants and performs dental procedures with maxillofacial esthetics. The clinic has been established as a boutique and concept project clinic. The facility houses consist of 3 dentistry clinics, 1 operation room, 1 pre-operation massage room, a museum, waiting room and a post-operation recovery room in over 400 square meters. He focuses on Esthetic Dental Treatments, Implantology, Smile Esthetics and Jawline Esthetics heavily in his clinic.
Assoc. Prof. Birkan Taha Özkan Birkan Taha Özkan also supports social responsibility projects; he funded a technology class for Mersin Cumhuriyet Primary School with the goal of helping the young kids with latest technology. Prof. Birkan Taha Özkan speaks English, German and Finnish.