Prof. Dr. Ali Rıza Alpöz was born in 22.08.1965 in Izmir. He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Dentistry, in 1987 and started working as an assistant in Pedodontics department in the same year. During 1991 and 1992, he continued his PhD studies at the Faculty of Dentistry, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands, using Turkish Council of Higher Education scholarship and earned his PhD in 1994. In June 1997 he worked as a guest researcher in Oral Microbiology and Pedodontics Department of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland. He became an associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2004.
Alpöz, who has published more than 200 publications , is married with Esin Alpöz, who is a Professor of Maxillofacial Radiology and is the father of dentistry student Berker Alpöz. His foreign language is English.