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Sercan Akyalcin

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director

Sercan Akyalcin

Sercan Akyalcin

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director

Phone 617-636-3471
Room 1147
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Research: 
biomaterials, 3-D imaging, treatment mechanics, long-term stability
Biography: 

Dr. Akyalcin graduated from the Orthodontic Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Currently, he serves as the director of the advanced education program of Orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In his career as a dental educator and orthodontist, he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, five book chapters, co-authored an orthodontic textbook, and has received many prestigious awards including the American Association of Orthodontists Full-time Faculty and American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Fellowship and Biomedical Research Awards. He serves actively on the editorial review board of American Journal of Orthodontics, Angle Orthodontist and some other prominent orthodontic and dental journals. Dr. Akyalcin has been honored as an invited speaker at many national and international meetings.

Education: 
Orthodontic Certificate, University of Texas at Houston, 2014
Ph.D., Ege University, 2008
D.D.S., M.S., Ege University, 2001
Professional Experience: 
March 2017 – Present:

Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthodontics, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX

April 2016 – Present:

Program Director and Associate Professor, Graduate Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

July 2015 – April 2016:

Program Director, Graduate Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX

Sep 2014 – April 2016:

W. Bonham Magness DDS Endowed Professor in Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX

Sep 2014 – April 2016:

Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX

Jan 2011 - August 2014:

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX

Jan 2011 - June 2011:

Adjunct Professor, Department of Preventive Dental Science, Division of Orthodontics, University of Manitoba, School of Dentistry, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Jul 2008 - Dec 2010:

Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Dental Science, Division of Orthodontics, University of Manitoba, School of Dentistry, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2016: 1st place, International Association for Dental Research-Unilever Hatton Competition- Junior Category. ‘Association Between Colorectal Cancer Polymorphic Variants and Isolated Tooth Agenesis’. Seoul – Korea
2016: 2nd place, AADR Hatton Competition-Junior Category. ‘Association Between Colorectal Cancer Polymorphic Variants and Isolated Tooth Agenesis’. Los Angeles, CA, USA
2016: 2nd place, Table Clinic Award-Clinical Research. AADR-Houston Chapter. ‘Do Long-term Changes in Dental Arch form Affect Incisor Irregularity?’ Houston, TX, USA
2016: Reviewer Recognition, American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
2015: Most Outstanding Presentation in Clinical Research Award. Hinman Student Symposium.
2015: Reviewer Recognition, American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
2015: American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, Biomedical Research Award Recipient
2014: Outstanding Reviewer, American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
2014: Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists, Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing
2014: W. Bonham Magness DDS Endowed Professor in Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX
2013: Southwestern Society of Orthodontists (SWSO) Annual Meeting Recipient, Faculty Research Award
2013: Align Technology Awards, Inc., University Research Award Program, Scanner Award
2013: American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, Biomedical Research Award Recipient
2012: American Journal of Orthodontics June 2012, Featured Author Video Series: http://www.ajodo.org/
2012: Align Technology Awards, Inc., University Research Award Program for Clear Aligner Orthodontic Therapy
2012: American Dental Association and Dentsply North America, SCADA Award: “The Effect of Sterilization on Anodized and Non-Anodized Mini-Screws”, Faculty sponsor.
2012: American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Faculty Development Fellowship Award Recipient Eugene E. West Memorial Fellowship Award Recipient
2011: Southwestern Society of Orthodontists (SWSO) Annual Meeting Recipient, Faculty Research Award
2011: American Dental Education Association and American Association of Orthodontists, Academy of Academic Leadership Sponsorship Award – Institute for Teaching and Learning Scholarship
2009: American Association of Orthodontists Full-Time Faculty Fellowship Award
2009: University of Manitoba Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award
Selected Professional Activities: 
2017-present: Member, American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session Advisory Committee
2014-present: Reviewer, European Journal of Orthodontics
2015-2016: Member, Council on Orthodontic Education, American Association of Orthodontists
2012-present: Member, Editorial review board, Angle Orthodontist
2010-present: Member, Editorial review board, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Professional Memberships: 
Affiliate Member, Edward H. Angle Orthodontic Society (East)
American Association of Orthodontists
Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
University of Texas Orthodontic Alumni Association
American Dental Education Association
World Federation of Orthodontists
European Orthodontic Society