Introduction and History

 

In the 1968 – 1969 academic year, 2 Dentistry Academies were established in accordance with Private Education Institution Law number 625. These were “Capital Dentistry Academy” and “Ankara Dentistry Academy”. The two private institutions were nationalized in accordance with law number 1472 in 1971 and were transferred to the authority of Ankara School of Financial and Commercial Sciences; later the corporate existence of Ankara Dentistry Academy was ended in accordance with the resolution number 2237 and was named “Faculty of Dentistry” on November 8 1978. On July 20 1982, with “The Delegated Legislation on the Organization of Higher Education Institutions number 41”, the faculty was transferred to the authority of the newly founded Gazi University and thus became Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry.

About the Faculty

The goal of the dental medicine education is to school dentists who handle the oral and dental health as a whole with all aspects of human health, aware of all developments concerning oral and dental health, able to give effective oral and dental services in both preventative and treatment areas, and act as an active member of the health community taking duties and responsibilities while taking into consideration occupational ethics.

In our faculty the education period is a total of 5 years consisting of year round classes in two terms. Clinical internship starts in the 4th year. 103 students have graduated according to 2001-2002 academic year statistics. The Faculty of Dentistry serves in four buildings. These are building A with the Dean’s Office and administrative units, and B,C and D buildings with clinics of departments laboratories, conference halls and amphitheatres. There is a total of 4 amphitheatres, 3 student labs, 1 oral pathology lab, 9 student clinics, 8 academic clinics, 2 operating theatres belonging to the Department of Oral-Dental-Maxillofacial Illnesses Surgery Clinic, 1 operating theatre belonging to the Department of Periodontology, 1 Conference Hall, 1 Seminar Hall and 1 student canteen.

Our students are provided with lunch in the social installation in the Emek campus. In addition, Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry Foundation provides scholarships to a number of students each year. Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry Magazine has been published since 1984 periodically and is of high quality. Student groups organize cultural and artistic events such as concerts, exhibitions, trips and conferences. Every year a graduates’ day is organized where graduates of 25 years come together for a social and scientific interaction. Our faculty not only serves as an education facility but also treats of approximately 40000 patients every year.

Faculty's former executives

Prof. Dr. Ziver BERKMAN 1968-1971 Ankara Vocational School Director
Doç. Dr. Süleyman KARA 1968-1971 Başkent
Vocational School Director
Prof. Dr. Mustafa GÜLEY 9 July 1971-15 December 1973 Ankara Dentistry Vocational School Director
Prof. Dr. Mehmet YARDIMCI 15 December 1973-23 March1979 Ankara Dentistry Vocational School Director
Prof. Dr. Erol DEMİREL 23 March 1979-17 October 1979 A.İ.T.İ.A. Dentistry Vocational School Director
Prof. Dr. Satı BARAN 17 October 1979-31 August 1982 A.İ.T.İ.A. Faculty of  Dentistry Dean
Prof. Dr. Köksal BALOŞ 8
September 1982-28 January 1991 Faculty of  Dentistry Dean
Prof. Dr. Tamer KINOĞLU 28 January 1991-28 January 1994 Faculty of  Dentistry Dean
Prof. Dr. Köksal BALOŞ 28 January 1994-28 January 1997 Faculty of  Dentistry Dean
Prof. Dr. İ.Levent TANER 28 January 1997-28 January 2006 Faculty of  Dentistry Dean
Prof. Dr. Gökhan ALPASLAN 28 January 2006-21 April 2009 Faculty of  Dentistry Dean
Prof. Dr. Derviş YILMAZ 21 April 2009-07 August 2012 Faculty of  Dentistry Dean
Prof. Dr. Hüsnü YAVUZYILMAZ 08 August 2012 -