Country Report 2006

Name of Member organization

Turkish Orthodontic Society (TOS)

When established + short historic overview

It was founded in 1985 by Drs Nurettin Günay, Serpil Aytan, Oktay Üner, İlhan Aran, Filiz Perkün, Nazmi Ertük and Mirzen Arat. Dr. Nurettin Günay served as the first president of the society between years 1985 and 1990. TOS continued to grow rapidly under the leadership of such great past presidents as Dr. İlter Uzel, Dr. Zahir Altuğ, Dr. Haluk İşeri, Dr. Hakan Necip İşcan, Dr. Ayhan Enacar, Dr. Enis Güray and more recently Dr. Nejat Erverdi.

Number of active members November 1st,2006


  Updated September 2007

President 2006-2007

Secretary 2006-2007

  • Müfide Dinçer
  • Cinnah Cas. 37, 11 Çankaya, , 
  • 06680 Ankara
  • Phone: +90 505 2405558
  • Email:

Treasurer 2006-2007

  • Gökhan Önçağ
  • innah Cad. 37, 11 Çankaya, , 
  • 06680 Ankara
  • Phone: +90 532 2856377
  • Email:

When was orthodontics recognized as a dental specialty

In 1927

What is the competent authority for specialists registration

Ministry of Health

What is the outline of the national specialists training program (as required by the competent authority)

3 years programme in universities and ministry of helth hospitals

Is continuous education (CE) mandatory; If so, how organized

Not necessarily. Continuous education credits are assigned by Turkish Orthodontic Society and Turkish Association of Dentistry

General Meeting(s) 2007 date place subject(s)

Turkish Orthodontic Society 10th Symposium, 12-13 November 2007, İstanbul-Turkey

What is the organization of the delivery of orthodontic care

Ministry of Health Hospitals, University Clinics and Private Practice