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Faculty Profiles: Özlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Published: June 3rd, 2008

Category: News, Oral Biology, Periodontology

Özlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Özlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D.

June is Faculty Appreciation Month at the college and we’re going to profile some of our faculty members to give us insight into their personalities and help us all get to know them better. We hope you enjoy the profiles.

Our first respondent to a questionnaire was Dr. Ozlem Yilmaz, a junior faculty member on the tenure track. Yilmaz received her DDS from Istanbul University School of Dentistry in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1990 and in 2002 she completed her PhD in Oral Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She joined the University of Florida in February 2006.

Where were you born?
Istanbul

What made you decide to go into dentistry or into your current field?
Following my father’s foot steps

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

My soon to arrive Nobel Prize

If you could live anywhere on earth (and money was no issue) where would you live?
Dalmatian coast

How do you most like to spend your free time?
Studying history and archeology

What was the last book you read?
Justinian’s Flea by William Rosen

Who are your heroes in real life?
Juana Inés de la Cruz

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Cirque Du Soleil performer talents

What is your motto?
We are all equally wise – and equally foolish