Penn Dental Medicine

Departments & Faculty

Fusun Ozer, DDS, PhD

Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs

Research Interests

My scientific research is currently focused on the development of adhesive dental materials and techniques in clinical dentistry. I am particularly interested and involved in the following topics:
• Develop a more biologically stable adhesive – dentin interface.
• Determine how the bacteria affect dentin bonding/dental composite attachment to the dentinal surface in vivo.
• Analyze ultrastructural characterization of tooth-adhesive resin interfaces prepared with focused ion beams.
• Determine the contribution of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) to enzymatic degradation at resin/dentin interfaces.
• Investigate bond strength values of new developed self adhesive resin luting cements to different material surfaces such as composite resin, different ceramic materials including zirconia and metals.

The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030