Dr. Sema Belli

Dr. Sema Belli

Dr. Sema Belli was featured on episode 48 of the Dental Digest Podcast. Click here to hear  directly from the pioneering scientist behind Ribbond

Dr. Sema Belli is a leading researchers in the field of Biomemetic Dentistry. She has penned numerous articles highlighting dental reinforment fiber and its effects on various dental restorations. Dr. Belli and her team proved that Ribbond significantly increases the fracture strength, as well as the microtensile bond strength, when used as a liner for a deep restoration and/or a root canal treated tooth. Her research has greatly contributed to Ribbond’s recognitions, including the Townie Choice Award for 11 consecutive years since 2009, the “Top Pick for Fiber Reinforcements” by Reality’s Choices, as well as the “Best Product of 2011” award by Dental Product Shopper

Dr. Belli is an alumnus of Marmara University Faculty (School) of Dentistry, Istanbul, Turkey, and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1989. Subsequently, she completed a Ph.D. program at Selçuk University Faculty of Dentistry, Konya, Turkey in 1995. She is an avid educator and has had more than two decades of experience teaching at the Selçuk University Faculty of Dentistry. She was the key founder of the Department of Endodontics at Selçuk University and has held the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics since 2005. 

Aside from being an educator, Dr. Belli has been an active member of the scientific research community since the 1990s. She traveled internationally as a guest researcher to conduct and collaborate on projects with schools such as Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan, Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in the USA, and Oulu University Faculty of Dentistry in Finland. She also spearheaded the establishment of the Mechanical Research Laboratory at the Selçuk University Faculty of Dentistry. Furthermore, she has authored more than 90 publications on PubMed that help shape the future of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 

Dr. Sema Belli’s dedication has earned her a seat on the “noteworthy dentist, researcher, dental educator” list by Marquis Who’s Who ﹣ the standard for reliable and comprehensive biographical data since 1898. She was inducted into the Turkish Dental Association and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). She is a board member of the Continental European Division of IADR (CED/IADR) as well as the Turkish Endodontic Society. Moreover, she is appointed as the Chair of Rober Frank Competition Jury of CED/IADR. 

Check out Dr. Sema Belli’s episode on the Dental Digest Podcast and see its eligibility for dental continuing education (CE) credit. Click on this link to start learning: https://dentaldigestinstitute.com/dental-continuing-education/ 

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