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Bilge Hakan Şen

He was born in 1962 in Mersin.
He started his dental education in School of Dentistry, Ege University in 1981 and finished in 1986 by receiving D.D.S. title.
He started his PhD studies in Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology in 1987.
After receiving a scholarship by Higher Education Council, he continued preliminary studies of his Ph.D. thesis in Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry in University of Amsterdam.
He finished his studies in 1994 and received the Ph.D. title.
He received TÜBİTAK research grant and accomplished a series of studies in University of Connecticut Health Center in 1996.
He was appointed as associate professor in 1998.
In 1999, Hans Genet Foundation and European Society of Endodontology awarded him as the “Best Active Researcher”.
He received a research grant by Campbell Foundation in 2001 and he accomplished a series of studies about the fungi infections in endodontics in UCLA.
He was appointed as tenure professor in 2004.
He retired in January 2013.
His singular or collaborative research studies received 14 awards in national or international platforms.
He has more than 90 published articles and has presented more than 150 lectures and courses.
His research articles have received more than 1000 citations.
He worked as an editor in a translated book and made contribution to two other books.
In addition to working as an endodontist in his private office, he has been organizing lectures, workshops and hands-on courses for the dentists.   
Endodontic Therapy and Dental Implants: Myths and Facts

The dentists frequently encounter a dilemma with the rise of implant industry and general success of implant therapy: To retain the tooth with endodontic therapy and restoration or to extract the tooth and replace with an implant.
According to an academic myth, the success of endodontic therapy is much lower (!!!) than that of dental implants and endodontic treatment is very difficult (!!!) than the application of implants. Therefore, clinical preference becomes usually in the favor of implant therapy. However, both therapy modalities take part in our clinical preferences to serve our patients appropriately as long as the indication is right.
In this presentation, clinical success of endodontic and implant therapies will be compared and the factors to increase the success of endodontic therapy will be scrutinized.