Dr. Galip Gurel graduated from the University of Istanbul, Dental School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky, Department of Prosthodontics. He received his MSc degree from Yeditepe University, in Istanbul. Dr. Gurel is the founder and the honorary president of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry). He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) in 2011 & 2012.
He received “The Smigel” award in October 2014 which is granted biennially by New York University College of Dentistry to honor the best esthetic dentists in the world for their social contribution, their support for the improvement of esthetic dentistry, their vision and determination and their ability to present innovative ideas around dentistry globally and the education they provide to dental health professionals about advanced esthetics, technology and the new techniques in general dentistry. He is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD) and the honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD).
He is also the editor-in-chief of Quintessence Magazine in Turkey and on the editorial board of the AACD journal, PPAD (Practical Procedure & Aesthetic Dentistry), EJED (European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry). He has been lecturing on dental aesthetics all over the world and giving post graduate lectures on aesthetic dentistry. He is a visiting professor at New York University (USA), Marseille Dental University (France) and Istanbul Yeditepe University (Turkey). He is the author of “The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers” published by Quintessence publications in 2003 and translated into 12 different languages.
He has been practicing in his own clinic in Istanbul, specializing in Aesthetic Dentistry, since 1984. A renowned sportsman, Dr. Gurel has been the Captain of the Turkish National Team of Water Polo for 110 times, a World Champion of the Camel Trophy and a participant of the Paris-Dakar Rally.