Dr. med. dent. Hakan Bilhan

Zahnzentrum Ruhrweiss | Zahnarztpraxis Dr. H. Bilhan | Bochum
Main experience: oral implantology, prosthodontics and periodontology

Curriculum Vitae – Resume

International academic researcher and university associate professor, clinician and lecturer.
Fluent in written and spoken Turkish, English (IELTS: 8.0) and German.


Extensive clinical experience with over 15,000 oral surgeries successfully performed


Experienced in implantology, periodontics, prosthodontics and oral surgery


Proficient lecturer with 20 years of experience (fluent in Turkish, German and English) with more than 72 presentations at national or international conferences. Specialized Dentist with extensive academic teaching experience and numerous academic publications. After spending 18 years at Istanbul University in various teaching positions, I became the Founder and first Chair of the Prosthodontic Department of a new Dental School at Okan University. This position has provided me the opportunity to establish a very innovative and modern preclinical prosthetic dentistry education, which I believe is the most efficient and instructive education program in the country. In the new era of my life, where I moved to Germany, I had the chance to deepen my professional knowledge in entering the field of periodontology and tripodize my career in implantology. 


Editorial Board Member: Journal of Prosthoontics (Wiley), Publication of the American College of Prosthodontists and Journal of Dental and Oral Health (IQ Scholar)



PhD, Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Department of Removable Prosthodontics

Thesis: “The effect of mucine, IgA, urea and lysozyme on the corrosion behaviour of titanium, amalgam, CrCo and CrNi alloys in artificial saliva”


Dr. med. dent. Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, Zurich University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Thesis: “Guided Bone Regeneration around implants with a biodegradable barrier (BIOFIX®-membrane) and BMP (bone morphogenetic protein)” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. H.F. Saıler


Post-graduate certificate study in Oral Surgery and Implantology, School of Dentistry, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria


DDS, Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey


High School Diploma with Honors, German High School in Istanbul; Istanbul, Turkey



Owner of Zahnzentrum Ruhrweiss – Dr. H. Bilhan
Part Time
Senior Consultant / Associate Professor in Witten/Herdecke University, Faculty of Health, School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Witten, Germany


Senior Consultant/Associate Professor (Full-time) in Witten/Herdecke University, Faculty of Health, School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Witten, Germany

Part Time Lecturer in Freiburg International Academy, Branch in Essen, North Rhine Westfalia, Germany

Part Time Lecturer Witten/Herdecke University, Faculty of Health, School of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, Witten, Germany

Staff Clinician, Zahnaerzte Do 24, Dortmunderstr. 24-28, 45731 Waltrop, Germany

March 2014 – December 2016

Chair, Department of Prosthodontics
Okan University, Turkey

June 2012 – March 2014

Asociate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics,
Istanbul University, Turkey

2008 2012

Senior research fellow and clinical instructor
Istanbul University, Turkey

2004 2008

Postdoctoral associate and research fellow
Istanbul University, Turkey

1996 2004

Research assistant and clinical instructor
Istanbul University, Turkey

March 1994 – January 1996

University of Zurich, Switzerland
Department of Oral Surgery
Completed Doctoral thesis and earned Dr.