Orthodontics Department

General Information

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed (malocclusion), which results in an improper bite. Orthodontics also includes treating and controlling various aspects of facial growth (dentofacial orthopedics) and the shape and development of the jaw. An orthodontics specialist is called an orthodontist.

Our Mission

The mission of our department is to provide our students the basic orthodontics knowledge to diagnose the orthodontic problems of the cases, to inform their patients and to perform protective, preventive and simple interventions. Second mission is to give our students clinical competence which will enable them to perform interventions to any orthodontic problem effectively and take in charge of the scientific researches actively. And our final mission is to contribute to the development of the orthodontics field with scientific researches and to put the name of our university on the scientific map.

Our Vision

Our department will be a modern and innovative department which will become an internationally competent department by carrying the orthodontics expertise beyond the clinical experiences with scientific researches, and reflect this competence to the service for patients.


The department of Orthodontics at Bülent Ecevit University Faculty of Dentistry provides undergraduate students with training in laboratory and clinical Orthodontics and educates dentistry students about the basic principles of normal growth-development and relationship between orthodontics and normal occlusion and also enables them to evaluate stomatognathic system and aims to teach orthodontic anomalies and their etiologies. We also aims to teach diagnostic tools and how to use the diagnostic tools for determining the requirement of orthodontic treatment and the principles of protective, preventive and corrective orthodontic treatment and to teach the wire bending and apparatus designs.

The Discipline of Orthodontics is taught to undergraduate students at 3rd, 4th and 5th classes.

Academic Staff

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nurhat ÖZKALAYCI (Head of Department)

Assist.Prof.Dr. Orhan ÇİÇEK

Res.Assist. Soner ARUSOĞLU

Res.Assist. Melis TÖZ

Res.Assist. İrfan ESER

Res.Assist. Büşra KUMRULAR

Res.Assist. İbrahim Berat AY

Res.AssistRaif Murat DEMİRCİOĞLU

Res.AssistYunus OCAK

Res.Assistİrem YOLCU

Res.AssistKemal Can ACIR

Res.Assist. Uğur AÇAR

Res.Assist. Tuğba ŞENEL

Res.Assist. Emine AYDIN


Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University Faculty of Dentistry 
Department of Orthodontics 
Esenköy, 67600 Kozlu-ZONGULDAK
Phone:+90 372 261 3557

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