Dr Galip Gürel, Turkey
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Dr. Galip Gürel is a highly accomplished dentist and professor in the field of Aesthetic Dentistry. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Istanbul in 1981 and later pursued his postgraduate studies at the University of Kentucky's Department of Prosthodontics. He also received his MSc degree from Yeditepe University in Istanbul.

Dr. Gürel is the founder and honorary president of the Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (EDAD) and was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) for 2011 and 2012. In October 2014, he was awarded "The Smigel" award, which is granted biennially by the New York University College of Dentistry to honor the best esthetic dentists in the world.

He is a member of various professional organizations such as the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA), American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD), and the honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD). He also serves as the editor-in-chief of the Quintessence Magazine in Turkey and on the editorial board of several esteemed dental journals such as AACD journal, PPAD (Practical Procedure & Aesthetic Dentistry), EJED (European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry).

Dr. Gürel is a renowned speaker and lecturer on dental aesthetics worldwide, providing post-graduate lectures on aesthetics 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 influential book "The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers," published by Quintessence publications in 2003, which has been translated into 12 different languages.

In addition to his impressive dental career, Dr. Gürel is also a distinguished sportsman. He 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 in the Paris-Dakar Rally. Dr. Gürel currently runs his own clinic in Istanbul, specializing in Aesthetic Dentistry, where he provides top-notch services to his patients.