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Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
Division of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University
Dr. Binnaz Leblebicioglu was born in Antwerp, Belgium. She obtained her dental degree from Istanbul University, Turkey in 1989. Following her graduation, she received a scholarship for graduate education abroad from the Turkish Educational Ministry and started her periodontology training at OSU. She completed the program and received both her certificate and M.S. degree in 1993. She started her PhD education in the Division of Oral Biology, OSU within the same year. During her graduate school years, she worked as adjunct teacher and research assistant both in Periodontology and Oral Biology Divisions. She completed her PhD in 1998. Following her graduation, she became an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and taught Periodontology during the 1998-1999 academic year. She moved back to her native country, Turkey, in June 1999 and worked as an assistant professor for the Department of Oral Implantology at Istanbul University. She accepted a position and returned to OSU in 2003, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2006. Dr. Leblebicioglu’s research interest can be summarized as “signal transduction involved in periodontal/peri-implant pathogenesis and wound healing”.