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Bekir Karabucak, DMD



  • Dental Degree, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (’02)
  • Masters in Oral Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (’02)
  • Specialty Certificate in Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (’98)
  • Dental Degree, Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry (’93)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Endodontists
  • College of Diplomates, American Association of Endodontists

Professional Awards

  • Dental Faculty Honorary Award, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society 2011
  • Earle Bank Hoyt Award, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine 2007
  • Educator Award, American Association of Endodontists 2006

Alternative Languages

  • Turkish

About Me

Dr. Karabucak is Associate Professor of Endodontics-Clinician Educator, Director of the Postdoctoral Endodontics Program and Director of Division of Advanced Dental Education. He is involved with endodontics courses/seminars in pre- and post-doctoral programs. Dr. Karabucak has been the attending endodontist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 2005.

After earning his dental degree from Istanbul University School of Dental Medicine in 1993, Dr. Karabucak completed his endodontic postgraduate training at the Department of Endodontics at Penn, where he also received his Masters in Oral Biology in 1998. He later earned his DMD degree from Penn Dental Medicine in 2002. His research interests include the cellular mechanisms of vasodilation and the inflammatory mediators in the dental pulp and outcome assessment of conventional and surgical endodontic treatment.

Dr. Karabucak lectures at national and international conferences, has published in peer-reviewed journals. He serves on the editorial advisory board of several international peer-reviewed dental journals. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a member of the scientific committee of the American Association of Endodontists.