Penn Dental Medicine

Departments & Faculty

Bekir Karabucak, DMD, MS

Chair and Associate Professor of Endodontics
Director, Postdoctoral Endodontics Program
Director, Division of Advanced Dental Education

Education

  • MS in Oral Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2002
  • D.M.D, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2002
  • Postdoctoral Endodontics Residency, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1998
  • D.D.S., Istanbul University, Turkey, 1993

Credentials/Honors

  • Associate Professor of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2011- present
  • Chairman, Department of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, April 2017 – present
  • Interim Chairman, Department of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, October 2014 – April 2017
  • Director, Postdoctoral Endodontics Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2011 – present
  • Director, Division of Advanced Dental Education, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2012 – present
  • Practicing Endodontists, Penn Dental Family Practice, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2007 – present
  • Attending Physician, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2005 – present
  • Assistant Professor of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2002 – 2011
  • Lecturer, Department of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1998-2002
  • Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics, 2005
  • Dental Faculty Honorary Award, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society, 2011
  • Earle Bank Hoyt Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2007
  • Educator Award, American Board of Endodontics, 2006
  • Resident Research Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1997
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Endodontics, 2006 – present
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, 20014 – present
  • Invited Editorial Advisor, Korean Journal of Restorative Dentistry, 2011-present

Research Interests

Dr. Karabucak is Chair, Associate Professor of Endodontics, and Director of the Postdoctoral Endodontics Program. He is involved with endodontic courses/seminars in pre- and postdoctoral programs. He also runs selective microscope training courses for predoctoral students.

After earning his dental degree from Istanbul University School of Dental Medicine in 1993, Dr. Karabucak completed his endodontic postgraduate training at the Department of Endodontics at Penn Dental Medicine in 1998, where he also received his Masters in Oral Biology in 2002. He also earned his DMD degree from Penn Dental Medicine in 2002. His research interests include the cellular mechanisms of vasodilation and the inflammatory mediators in the dental pulp.

Dr. Karabucak has been the attending endodontist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 2005 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Additionally, he has lectured at national and international conferences and also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics.

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Bekir Karabucak, DMD, MS
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  • Phone: 215-898-4927
  • Fax: 215-573-2148
  • Email: bekirk@upenn.edu
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