Prof. Ali Gürkan has completed his undergraduate education at Ege University, School of Dentistry and earned PhD and specialist degrees in Periodontology at Ege University, School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology . He is currently employed as a full time professor at the same institution. He is currently involved in clinical service including treatment of periodontal and periimplant tissues, teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and residency students and participating to multidisciplinary scientific research. Dental implant applications and design, minimal invasive surgical interventions, periodontal plastic surgery and osteo-immunology in periimplant bone loss are subjects of focused interest. He has received several grants and research prizes from scientific communities and associations. Prof. Ali Gürkan has published many articles and chapters in national and international well-reputed scientific journals/books and has given invited lectures in scientific meetings. He speaks advanced English.