Faculty Information

Ilser Turkyilmaz, DMD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
380 Second Avenue, suite 302, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-992-7181
E-mail: ilser@nyu.edu


DMD, Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 2016
Implant Fellowship Certificate, Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Department of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry 2008
PhD, Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey 2004
DDS, School of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey 1998


  • 2010 Diplomate Status by The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fairfield, NJ.
  • 2010 Fellowship Award by The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fairfield, NJ.
  • 2009 Best Poster Presentation ("Reliability of Implant Placement With Stereolithographic Surgical Guides Generated From Computed Tomography: Clinical Data From 94 Implants") by the Scientific Board of Academy of Osseointegration in San Diego, CA.


Dr. Ilser Turkyilmaz obtained his dental degree from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey in 1998. Immediately after graduation, he started his PhD program in the Department of Prosthodontics, Hacettepe University. He completed that program in 2004 and kept working as an instructor in the same department. Dr. Turkyilmaz then was invited by Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden, for research collaborations. He worked in the Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden in 2005. He was accepted for an implant prosthodontic fellowship program in the Department of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and worked in that university as an Implant Fellow from 06/2007 to 10/2008. He took a full-time position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, on November 1, 2008. Dr. Turkyilmaz maintained a private practice in the school‘s faculty practice specializing in implants and fixed and removable prosthodontics.

Dr. Turkyilmaz is particularly interested in dental implant studies regarding early/immediate loading protocols, implant stability measurements using resonance frequency analysis, bone density evaluations using computerized tomography (CT), the biomechanical aspects of implants, flapless implant surgeries using stereolithographic surgical guides, and CAD/CAM implant restorations. He has currently 84 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed international journals. He has written 4 book chapters and edited 3 books regarding dental implants. He directed eight Master of Science Thesis projects for post-graduate Prosthodontic residents at the University of Texas. He has also given lectures including dental implants at local, national and international meetings. He is currently serving as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, and an Editorial Board member for many journals such as the Journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Turkyilmaz earned Diplomate status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2011, which is the highest honor showing efforts in education, research and actual clinical experience with dental implants. He has served as the Director of Dental School Implant Clinic from 07/2011 to 6/2014.

He earned a DMD degree from Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2016. Dr. Turkyilmaz started working as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry on 8/1/2016. He is currently licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.


Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Book Chapters

  1. Turkyilmaz I, Soganci G. Rationale for Dental Implants. Chapter 1 in Current Concepts in Dental Implantology. ISBN 978-953-51-1741-4. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Publishing; 2015. pp. 1-23.
  2. Turkyilmaz I, Hoders AB. Immediate Loading in Implant Dentistry. Chapter 6 in Current Concepts in Dental Implantology. ISBN 978-953-51-1741-4. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Publishing; 2015. pp. 127-148.
  3. Turkyilmaz I, Eskow CC, Soganci G. CAD/CAM Technology in Implant Dentistry. Chapter 7 in Current Concepts in Dental Implantology. ISBN 978-953-51-1741-4. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Publishing; 2015. pp. 149-178.
  4. Turkyilmaz I, Nicoll RJ. State-of-the-Art Technology in Implant Dentistry: CAD/CAM, Chapter 9 in Implant Dentistry: A Rapidly Evolving Practice. ISBN 978-953-307-658-4. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Publishing; 2011. pp. 219-250.

Edited Books

  1. Turkyilmaz I. Current Concepts in Dental Implantology. ISBN 978-953-51-1741-4. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishing; 02/2015. 274 pp.
  2. Turkyilmaz I. Implant Dentistry - The Most Promising Discipline of Dentistry. ISBN 978-953-307-481-8. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishing; 2011. 476 pp.
  3. Turkyilmaz I. Implant Dentistry - A Rapidly Evolving Practice. ISBN 978-953-307-658-4. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishing; 2011. 544 pp.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Turkyilmaz I, Unsal GS. Full-mouth rehabilitation of an elderly patient with Sjogren's syndrome by using implant-supported fixed dental prostheses including CAD/CAM frameworks. J Dent Sci. 14(4):428-429, 2019.
  2. Unsal GS, Turkyilmaz I. Improved reconstruction of an implant-retained auricular prosthesis using CAD/CAM technology. J Dent Sci. 14(3):328-329, 2019.
  3. Turkyilmaz I, Hariri NH, Jahangiri L. Student’s perception of the impact of e-learning on dental education. J Contemp Dent Pract. 20(5):616–621, 2019.
  4. Turkyilmaz I, Isler SC, Uraz A. A technique for restoring severely resorbed edentulous mandible with a computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing surgical guide and an implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis in two days. J Contemp Dent Pract. 20(4):524-528, 2019.
  5. Turkyilmaz I. Restoring edentulous mandible with an implant-retained overdenture in a day by means of flapless surgery and stereolithographic surgical guide: a case report. J Oral Maxillofac Res. 10(1):e5, 2019.
  6. Turkyilmaz I. Restoring severely angled implants with custom abutments and a screw -retained fixed dental prosthesis. J Dent Sci. 14(1):107-108, 2019.
  7. Ataman-Duruel ET, Duruel O, Turkyilmaz I, Tozum TF. Anatomic variation of posterior superior alveolar artery: review of literature and case introduction. J Oral Implantol. 45(1):79-85, 2019.
  8. Turkyilmaz I, Hariri NH. Four-year outcomes of full-arch fixed dental prostheses using CAD/CAM frameworks: A retrospective review of 15 cases. J Clin Exp Dent. 10(10):e1045-1048, 2018.
  9. Turkyilmaz I. A Proposal of new classification for dental implant complications. J Contemp Dent Pract. 19(8):1025-1033, 2018.
  10. Black DL, Turkyilmaz I, Lien W, Chong CH. Evaluation of the Sealing Capability of the Internal Conical Connections of Implants with Titanium and Zirconia Abutments. J Contemp Dent Pract. 18(10):915-922, 2017.
  11. Turkyilmaz I, Asar NV. Eighteen-Month Outcomes of Titanium Frameworks Using Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing Method. Implant Dent. 26(3):480-484, 2017.
  12. Leland J, Turkyilmaz I, Arguello CB, Perez D. Rehabilitation of a severely atrophic mandible using soft tissue matrix expansion (Tent-Pole) technique, implants, and a fixed dental prosthesis: A clinical report. J Oral Implantol. 42(2):201-204, 2016.
  13. Turkyilmaz I, Tozum TF. 30-year outcomes of dental imlants supporting mandibular fixed prostheses: a retrospective review of four cases. Implant Dent. 24(5):620-624, 2015.
  14. Reyes A, Turkyilmaz I, Prihoda TJ. The accuracy of surgical guides made from conventional and a combination of digital scanning and rapid prototyping techniques. J Prosthet Dent. 113(4):295-303, 2015.
  15. Mason AG, Sutton A, Turkyilmaz I. An investigation of heat transfer to the implant-bone interface when drilling through a zirconia crown attached to a titanium or zirconia abutment. J Prosthet Dent. 112(5): 1119-1125, 2014.
  16. Checketts MR, Turkyilmaz I, Asar NV. An investigation of the effect of scaling-induced surface roughness on bacterial adhesion in common fixed dental restorative materials. J Prosthet Dent. 112(5): 1265-1270, 2014.
  17. Turkyilmaz I. Management of a malpositioned implant using custom abutment and screw-retained fixed dental prosthesis: a clinical report. J Contemp Dent Pract. 15(3):381-384, 2014.
  18. Tamam E, Turkyilmaz I. Effects of pH and elevated glucose levels on the electrochemical behavior of dental implants. J Oral Implantol. 40(2):153-159, 2014.
  19. Lang LA, Turkyilmaz I, Edgin WA, Verrett R, Garcia LT. Immediate restoration of single tapered implants with nonoccluding provisional crowns: a 5-year clinical prospective study. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 16(2):248-258, 2014.
  20. Smith N, Turkyilmaz I. Evaluation of the sealing capability of implants to titanium and zirconia abutments against Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, and Fusobacterium nucleatum under different screw torque values. J Prosthet Dent. 112(3):561-567, 2014.
  21. Turkyilmaz I, Vierra MJ, Asar NV. Removal of a fractured locator abutment screw fragment. J Contemp Dent Pract. 14(5):968-972, 2013.
  22. Turkyilmaz I, Asar NV. A technique for fabricating a milled titanium complete-arch framework using a new CAD/CAM software and scanner with laser probe. Tex Dent J. 130(7):586-592, 2013.
  23. Cushen SE, Turkyilmaz I. Impact of operator experience on the accuracy of implant placement with stereolithographic surgical templates: an in vitro study. J Prosthet Dent. 109(4):248-254, 2013.
  24. Nicoll RJ, Sun A, Haney S, Turkyilmaz I. Precision of fit between implant impression coping and implant replica pairs for three implant systems. J Prosthet Dent. 109(1):37-43, 2013.
  25. Gulay G, Asar NV, Tulunoglu I, Turkyilmaz I, Wang HL, Tozum TF. Primary stability/mobility of 1-stage and 2-stage dental implants: a comparative in vitro study. Implant Dent. 21(6):461-466, 2012.
  26. Turbush SK, Turkyilmaz I. Accuracy of three different types of stereolithographic surgical guide in implant placement: an in vitro study. J Prosthet Dent. 108(3):181-188, 2012.
  27. Turkyilmaz I, Corrigan CL. A custom-milled titanium complete-arch mandibular framework and a maxillary complete denture fabricated in 3 appointments: a dental technique. Tex Dent J. 129(7):695-701, 2012.
  28. Turkyilmaz I. Alternative method to fabricating an immediately loaded mandibular hybrid prosthesis without impressions: a clinical report. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 32(3):339-345, 2012.
  29. Turkyilmaz I, Tozum TF, Fuhrmann DM, Tumer C. Seven-year follow-up results of TiUnite implants supporting mandibular overdentures: Early versus delayed loading. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 14(Suppl 1):83-90, 2012.
  30. Turkyilmaz I. Prosthetic rehabilitation of an edentulous maxilla with microstomia, limited interarch space, and malaligned implants: a clinical report. Tex Dent J. 129(4):389-395, 2012.
  31. Jones JD, Partida MN, Turkyilmaz I. Dental implants in the older adult. Tex Dent J. 129(1):17-21, 2012.
  32. Ozan O, Orhan K, Turkyilmaz I. Correlation between bone density and angular deviation of implants placed using CT-generated surgical guides. J Craniofac Surg. 22(5):1755-1761, 2011.
  33. Turkyilmaz I, Company AM. Sensitivity of resonance frequency analysis method to assess implant stability. NY State Dent J. 77(5):44-49, 2011.
  34. Turkyilmaz I, Shapiro V. Immediate provisional restoration of an implant placed in a fresh primary maxillary canine extraction socket: a case report. Gen Dent. 59(3):105-109, 2011.
  35. Turkyilmaz I. Immediate provisional restoration of implant placed using flapless surgery and ridge mapping. Case report. NY State Dent J. 77(3):21-23, 2011.
  36. Turkyilmaz I. 26-year follow-up of screw-retained fixed dental prostheses supported by machined-surface Branemark implants: a case report. Tex Dent J. 128(1):15-19, 2011.
  37. Turkyilmaz I. Coming out of its ashes. J Contemp Dent Pract. 12(1):ii-ii, 2011.
  38. Tozum TF, Turkyilmaz I, Bal BT. Initial stability of two dental implant systems: Influence of buccolingual width and probe orientation on resonance frequency measurements. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 12(3):194-201, 2010.
  39. Turkyilmaz I. One-year clinical outcome of dental implants placed in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a case series. Implant Dent. 19(4):323-329, 2010.
  40. Turkyilmaz I, Tozum, TF, Turner, C. Early versus delayed loading of mandibular implant-supported overdentures: 5-year results. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 12(Suppl 1):E39-E46, 2010.
  41. Turkyilmaz I. Use of reciprocating saw for alveolar ridge reduction in the anterior mandible for immediate load implant-supported hybrid dentures J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 68(5):1334-1337, 2010.
  42. Jones JD, Turkyilmaz I, Garcia LT. Removable partial dentures--treatment now and for the future. Tex Dent J. 127(4):365-372, 2010.
  43. Tozum TF, Bal BT, Turkyilmaz I, Gulay G, Tulunoglu I. Which device is more accurate to determine the stability/mobility of dental implants? A human cadaver study. J Oral Rehabil. 37(3):217-224, 2010.
  44. Turkyilmaz I, Company AM, McGlumphy EA. Should edentulous patients be constrained to removable complete dentures? The use of dental implants to improve the quality of life for edentulous patients. Gerodontology. 27(1):3-10, 2010.
  45. Turkyilmaz I. Oral manifestations of "meth mouth": a case report. J Contemp Dent Pract. 11(1):73-80, 2010.
  46. Turkyilmaz I. Use of distal implants to support and increase retention of a removable partial denture: a case report. J Can Dent Assoc. 75(9):655-658, 2009.
  47. Turkyilmaz I, Kahraman S, Bal BT, Asar NV, Tozum TF. Clinical study on the insertion torque and wireless resonance frequency analysis in the assessment of torque capacity and stability of self-tapping dental implants. J Oral Rehabil. 36(10):755-761, 2009.
  48. Turkyilmaz I, Suarez JC, Company AM, McGlumphy EA. Early load mandibular hybrid prosthesis using the Ohio State University acrylic frame requiring no final impression. Aust Dent J. 54(3):255-261, 2009.
  49. Turkyilmaz I, Suarez JC, Company AM. Immediate implant placement and provisional crown fabrication after a minimally invasive extraction of a peg-shaped maxillary lateral incisor: a clinical report. J Contemp Dent Pract. 10(5):73-80, 2009.
  50. Turkyilmaz I, Sennerby L, McGlumphy EA, Tozum TF. Biomechanical aspects of primary implant stability: a human cadaver study. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 11(2):113-119, 2009.
  51. Turkyilmaz I, Suarez JC. An alternative method for flapless implant placement and an immediate provisional crown: a case report. J Contemp Dent Pract. 10(3):89-95, 2009.
  52. Turkyilmaz I. Dental rehabilitation of an elderly patient using an alternative implant-supported mandibular cemented prosthesis: a case report. Gen Dent. 57(3):276-279, 2009.
  53. Turkyilmaz I, Sennerby L, McGlumphy EA, Tozum TF. Biomechanical aspects of primary implant stability: a human cadaver study. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 11(2): 113-119, 2009.
  54. Turkyilmaz I, Sennerby L, Yilmaz B, Bilecenoglu B, Ozbek EN. Influence of defect depth on resonance frequency analysis and insertion torque values for implants placed in fresh extraction sockets: a human cadaver study. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 11(1): 52-58, 2009.
  55. Ozan O, Turkyilmaz I, Ersoy AE, McGlumphy EA, Rosenstiel SF. Clinical accuracy of 3 different types of computed tomography-derived stereolithographic surgical guides in implant placement. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 67(2):394-401, 2009.
  56. Yilmaz B, McGlumphy E, Turkyilmaz I. A technique to modify the length of an implant healing abutment. J Oral Implantol. 35(4):201-203, 2009.
  57. Turkyilmaz I, Aksoy U, McGlumphy EA. Two alternative surgical techniques for enhancing primary implant stability in the posterior maxilla: a clinical study including bone density, insertion torque, and resonance frequency analysis data. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 10(4):231-237, 2008.
  58. Turkyilmaz I, Ozan O, Yilmaz B, Ersoy AE. Determination of bone quality of 372 implant recipient sites using hounsfield unit from computerized tomography: a clinical study. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 10(4):238-244, 2008.
  59. Turkyilmaz I, McGlumphy EA. Influence of bone density on implant stability parameters and implant success: a retrospective clinical study. BMC Oral Health. 8:32-32, 2008.
  60. Turkyilmaz I, McGlumphy EA. Is there a lower threshold value of bone density for early loading protocols of dental implants? J Oral Rehabil. 35(10):775-781, 2008.
  61. Tozum TF, Turkyilmaz I, McGlumphy EA. Relationship between dental implant stability determined by resonance frequency analysis measurements and peri-implant vertical defects: an in vitro study. J Oral Rehabil. 35(10):739-744, 2008.
  62. Ersoy AE, Turkyilmaz I, Ozan O, McGlumphy EA. Reliability of implant placement with stereolithographic surgical guides generated from computed tomography: clinical data from 94 implants. J Periodontol. 79(8):1339-1345, 2008.
  63. Turkyilmaz I, Patel NS, McGlumphy EA. Oral rehabilitation of a severely resorbed edentulous maxilla with screwed-retained hybrid denture using cresco system: a case report. Eur J Dent. 2(3):220-223, 2008.
  64. Turkyilmaz I. Prosthodontic management of patient with cleft lip/palate using maxillary overdenture and swing-lock attachment mechanism. clinical report. NY State Dent J. 74(4):62-64, 2008.
  65. Gokce S, Celik-Bagci E, Turkyilmaz I. A comparative in vitro study of the load at fracture of all-ceramic crowns with various thicknesses of in-ceram core. J Contemp Dent Pract. 9(4):17-25, 2008.
  66. Tozum TF, Turkyilmaz I, Yamalik N, Karabulut E, Turkyilmaz AS, Eratalay K. Analysis of the possibility of the relationship between various implant-related measures: an 18-month follow-up study. J Oral Rehabil. 35(2):95-104, 2008.
  67. Tozum TF, Guncu GN, Yamlik N, Turkyilmaz I, Guncu MB. The impact of prosthetic design on the stability, marginal bone loss, peri-implant sulcus fluid volume, and nitric oxide metabolism of conventionally loaded endosseous dental implants: A 12-Month Clinical Study. J Periodontol. 79(1):55-63, 2008.
  68. Turkyilmaz I, Avci M, Kuran S, Ozbek EN. A 4-year prospective clinical and radiological study of maxillary dental implants supporting single-tooth crowns using early and standard loading protocols. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 9(4):222-227, 2007.
  69. Ozan O, Turkyilmaz I, Yilmaz B. A preliminary report of patients treated with early loaded implants using computerized tomography-guided surgical stents: flapless versus conventional flapped surgery. J Oral Rehabil. 34(11):835-840, 2007.
  70. Tozum TF, Akman AC, Yamalik N, Tulunoglu I, Turkyilmaz I, Karabulut E, Kilinc K, Cehreli MC. Analysis of the inflammatory process around endosseous dental implants and natural teeth: myeloperoxidase level and nitric oxide metabolism. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 22(6):969-979, 2007.
  71. Turkyilmaz I, Tumer C. Early versus late loading of unsplinted TiUnite surface implants supporting mandibular overdentures: a 2-year report from a prospective study. J Oral Rehabil. 34(10):773-780, 2007.
  72. Tozum TF, Turkyilmaz I, Yamalik N, Karabulut E, Eratalay K. Analysis of the potential association of implant stability, laboratory, and image-based measures used to assess osteotomy sites: early versus delayed loading. J Periodontol. 78(9):1675-1682, 2007.
  73. Turkyilmaz I, Tumer C, Ozbek EN, Tozum TF. Relations between the bone density values from computerized tomography, and implant stability parameters: a clinical study of 230 regular platform implants. J Clin Periodontol. 34(8):716-722, 2007.
  74. Turkyilmaz I, Tozum TF, Tumer C. Bone density assessments of oral implant sites using computerized tomography. J Oral Rehabil. 34(4):267-272, 2007.
  75. Tozum TF, Turkyilmaz I, Yamalik N, Tumer C, Kilinic A, Kilinic K, Karabulut K, Eratalay E. The effect of delayed versus early loading on nitric oxide metabolism around dental implants: An 18-month comparative follow-up study Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 22(1):53-62, 2007.
  76. Turkyilmaz I, Tozum TF, Tumer C, Ozbek EN. Assessment of correlation between computerized tomography values of the bone, and maximum torque and resonance frequency values at dental implant placement. J Oral Rehabil. 33(12):881-888, 2006.
  77. Turkyilmaz I, Tozum TF, Tumer C, Ozbek EN. A 2-year clinical report of patients treated with two loading protocols for mandibular overdentures: early versus conventional loading. J Periodontol. 77(12):1998-2004, 2006.
  78. Turkyilmaz I. A comparison between insertion torque and resonance frequency in the assessment of torque capacity and primary stability of Branemark system implants. J Oral Rehabil. 33(10):754-759, 2006.
  79. Becker W, Wikesjo UM, Sennerby L, Qahash M, Hujoel P, Goldstein M, Turkyilmaz I. Histologic evaluation of implants following flapless and flapped surgery: a study in canines. J Periodontol. 77(10):1717-1722, 2006.
  80. Turkyilmaz I, Sennerby L, Tumer C, Yenigul M, Avci M. Stability and marginal bone level measurements of unsplinted implants used for mandibular overdentures: a 1-year randomized prospective clinical study comparing early and conventional loading protocols. Clin Oral Implants Res. 17(5):501-505, 2006.
  81. Turkyilmaz I, Tumer C, Avci M, Hersek N, Celik-Bagci E. A short-term clinical trial on selected outcomes for immediately loaded implant-supported mandibular overdentures. Int J Prosthodont. 19(5):515-519, 2006.
  82. Turkyilmaz I. A 3-year prospective clinical and radiologic analysis of early loaded maxillary dental implants supporting single-tooth crowns. Int J Prosthodont. 19(4):389-390, 2006.
  83. Turkyilmaz I. Clinical and radiological results of patients treated with two loading protocols for mandibular overdentures on Brånemark implants. J Clin Periodontol. 33(3):233-238, 2006.
  84. Tozum TF, Turkyilmaz I, Yamalik N, Tumer C, Kilinc A, Kilinc K, Karabulut K, Eratalay E. Analysis of the possible impact of the severity of inflammation and early and delayed loading on nitric oxide metabolism around dental implants. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 20(4):547-556, 2005.