Dr. Fusun Ozer is a Professor of Restorative Dentistry at Penn Dental Medicine. Prior to joining Penn Dental Medicine in 2008, Dr. Ozer was at Selcuk University Faculty of Dentistry in Turkey, where she served as Chair of Restorative Dentistry for 10 years. She completed her residency and PhD degree in Operative Dentistry at the Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry in 1991. Dr. Ozer has a broad research background in adhesive dentistry, with specific training and expertise in research areas of material adhesion and developing more biologically stable adhesive/dentin interface. Her recent research interests focus on the effect of zeolite incorporation on the long-term antibacterial and anticariogenic properties of silver reinforced glass ionomer cements. One of her research projects also involves ZIF-8 as a pH-responsive nanoplatform for 5-fluorouracil delivery in the chemotherapy of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Dr. Ozer also conducts various company related clinical research studies. She works on several collaborative research projects with national and international researchers from different institutions and published a large number of peer-reviewed papers in the area of dental materials and particularly in Adhesive Dentistry.