Name : ŞİVGE
Surname : KURGAN
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Phone Number : 2965679
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Şivge KURGAN, D.D.S., Ph.D.


Personal:                    Birth:   Mugla-Turkey, February 26, 1981

Business:                  Department of Periodontology,

School of Dentistry Ankara University,

Ankara, Turkey, 06500

Phone: +90 312 296 5679                     

Education:                2004    Ankara University (Ankara-Turkey) Faculty of                                              Dentistry

                                   Department of Periodontology

                                   Dr. (PhD) in Periodontology

1999    Hacettepe University (Ankara-Turkey) Faculty of

Dentistry Med. Dent. (DDS) and MSc in Dentistry

Work Experience:     2017-              Associate Professor

Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry

Department of Periodontology

2011-2017      Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry

Department of Periodontology

2014-2015      Postdoctoral Fellow

The Forsyth Institute, Boston, ABD

 2011              Visiting Scholar

Ohio State University, Department of Periodontology

Columbus, ABD

 2004-2011    Research Associate (Full time) Ankara                                            University Faculty of Dentistry      

                     Department of Periodontology

                      Ankara, TURKEY

Honors & Awards:    Best Oral Presentation Award of Turkish Society of Periodontology, Ankara-Turkey 2016

Research Support

  1. Stress distribution in reduced periodontal supporting tissues surrounding splinted teeth with different materials. Ankara University Scientific Research Center 12B3334005 (2012-2013) (Project Director)
  2. The Effect of Periodontal Status on Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. Ankara University Scientific Research Center 12B3334002 (2011-2013) (Researcher)
  3. The Effects Of Periodontal Therapy on Clinic and Laboratory Parameters In Rheumatoid Arthritis and periodontitis Patients.  Ankara University Scientific Research Center 08B3334005 (2008-2010) (Researcher)
  4. Evaluation of ADAMTS-1, VEGF and HIF-1α Levels in Generalized Chronic Periodontitis Patients. Ankara University Scientific Research Center 16H0234004 (2016-) (Project Director)
  5. Evaluation of the Effect of Periodontal Therapy on Endothelial-Cell Specific Molecule-1 (ESM-1) in Chronic and Aggressive Periodontitis Patients. Ankara University Scientific Research Center 17B0234002 (2017-) (Researcher)
  6. Periodontal inflammation and adverse pregnancy outcomes: Impact of RvD2 as a therapeutic approach. TÜBİTAK 2219 BIDEB Postdoc Research Scholar 1059B191300867 (2014-2015)

Research Interests

·    Molecular Mechanisms and Resolution Pathways of Oral Inflammation 

·    Clinical Research in the Treatment of Periodontitis and Systemic Diseases (Chronic Periodontitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes)

·    Clinical Randomized Trials in the Treatment of Periodontal Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

·    Strain-Specific Impact of Fusobacterium nucleatum on Neutrophil Function

Professional Memberships               

·        International Association of Dental Research

·        European Federation of Periodontology

·        Turkish Society of Periodontology

Reviewer For The International Journals:

  • Frontiers in Microbiology
  • Journal of Periodontology
  • Journal of International Periodontology