Assoc. Prof. Gulay Vural


Academic Background:

Bachelors Degree D.D.S.(1973), Specialist in Orthodontics (1977),
Assistant Professor (1977), Associated Professor (1982)

Working Experience:

Worked on the many projects about Dental Care, CE Postgaduate Programming in Dentistry and Hospital & Quality System Managements in the Ministry of Health.
(1973-1983) Full time Academic affilities at the Universities
(1980-1981) Visiting professor [University of Pittsburgh, University of SUNY at Buffalo (UB), USA]; Pioneered in the estabilishement of the Turkish-American Student Union at UB.
(1968-1973) Ege University, Dental School –Izmir

Certificates& Awards:

Superior Achievement Graduation Award (1973) due to 50th Celebration Year of TR Republic.
More than 100 certificates and international course attendences in Dentistry, Orthodontics, Quality Systems and Management. Certificate Detailes…..sertifika görüntüleri için tıklama alanı KONULMALI

Galilee College Israel “Health System Management” Certificate (2000, with Scholarship), Appreciation Certificate of Ministry of Health (2001) Harvard University and Galillee College “Public Administration and Civil Service Management” Certificate (2002, with Scholarship) Most Successful Woman Leader on Health Service & NGO’s (2003).
Other Accomplishments:

Adviser of Dentaform;Esthetics & Dental Care ,Touch Up Clinic and Laser Center G.O.P. Ankara (since 1999) ;    Manager Adviser of Dentistanbul Private Dental Hospital Besiktas-Istanbul (2004); Independent Consultant in the Dentistanbul Dental Hospital (since September 2007) on behalf of GEF Washington-USA.
She has more than 100 oral lectures and articles in Dentistry, CL/CP, Orthodontics, TQM, Health System Management, Voluntarism in NGO’s, so on.

Courses and Congresses:

Management courses from TODAIE ; Total Quality Management courses from TSE. [Radical changes such as full automation, central sterilization and better qualifications have been accomplished on this period. The best examples of these accomplishments are Quality Systems Certificate-ISO 9000(1998),and Quality Systems Suitability Certificate (1999, 2000, 2001) Izmir Dental Hospital was awarded ‘‘The Best Health Service’’award in 1998 because of her successful management skills by Independent Media.] ; Participated in many national and international courses and congresses as a member of Organization Committe.


Member in American Associations of Orthodontics,  World Federation of Orthodontics,  American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, European Orthodontic Society, Turkish Orthodontics Society,  Academy of Aesthetics in Turkey and Dental Chamber of Izmir. Total Quality Management Groups of Turkish Nationa l Productivity Center.  Izmir Dental Association (as the Chief of Inspector&Auditor groups) Turkish Dental Union (delegate). Laser Dentistry Society in Turkey(OLUD) (Founded Member and the General Secretary).

Active member in social associations and foundations such as; The Foundation of Opinions & Actions for National Union, Internatinal Izmir-Efes Rotary Club (Charter President 1998), Mentally Handicapped and Homeless Children Association, TEMA (Care of Global Environs ) , Foundation of Struggle People with AIDS.

Other Information

Married to Assoc. Prof. Prosthodontist Faruk Vural ; Have two sons Onur (30 years old - graduated  in Computer Sciences & Engineering Department-Un.of Bilkent Ankara and master degree  on the Digital Arts and Computer Game Design  the Brunel University - London) and Can (27 years old - Studying Business & Administration at Izmir Economy University) ;


Knows fluent English. Loves gardenings, pets and painting (most-loved hobby since childhood) - group exibitions.