With degrees from the University of Istanbul (School of Dentistry), the University of Kentucky (Department of Prosthodontics) and the Yeditepe University in Istanbul (Department of Prosthodontics), Dr. Gurel is accomplishing his goal to provide the very best dental aesthetic treatment to each patient.
Dr. Gurel has an extensive and celebrated list of scholastic achievements in his field, beginning with the fact that he is the founder and the honorary president of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry).

Furthermore, Dr. Galip Gurel was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) for the years 2011 & 2012.

In October 2014 Dr. Gurel received “The Smigel” award from the New York University College of Dentistry. “The Smigel” award is created to honor dentists whose work in the field of aesthetic dentistry demonstrates excellence, talent, vision, and commitment, and who have made significant contributions to the public and strengthened the areas of dental aesthetics and continuing education.

 It is an award dedicated to the best aesthetic dentists in the world celebrating their social contribution, their support for the improvement of aesthetic dentistry, their input in the technological advance in general dentistry, for their vision and ability to present innovative ideas among fellow dentists globally!

Dr. Galip Gurel is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD) and the honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD).

The list of professional achievements evolves with the position of editor-in-chief of the Quintessence Magazine in Turkey and on the editorial board of the AACD journal, EJED (European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry).

Following his never ending passion for aesthetics and education, Dr. Gurel has been lecturing all over the world and giving post graduate lectures on aesthetics at the New York University, USA and Yeditepe University in Turkey. He is the author of The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers published by Quintessence publications in 2003.



Visiting Professor at the University of New York, and Marseille. “The Smigel” award in October 2014 which is granted biennially by New York University College of Dentistry.
  • The book; ‘The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers” 2003 Quintessence pub.;
  • More than 20 articles, and chapters in various books;
In his free time Dr. Galip Gurel loves to play golf.
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