Sercan Akyalcin, DDS, MS, PhD, the W. Bonham Magness, DDS Professor in Orthodontics, is a highly trained orthodontist with a PhD degree in Oral & Health Sciences. Upon the completion of his training, Dr. Akyalcin began his teaching career at the University of Manitoba in Canada. In 2009, Dr. Akyalcin received the American Association of Orthodontists full-time faculty fellowship, and University of Manitoba Excellence in Classroom Teaching awards while in Canada.
Dr. Akyalcin joined the UT-Health faculty in 2011 at the Department of Orthodontics. He received the American Association of Orthodontists Academy of Academic Leadership Award in 2011 and successfully finished the Institute for Teaching and Learning program in affiliation with ADEA. During his tenure at the University of Texas at Houston, he also received two other significant awards from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation: 2012 Eugene E. West Memorial Fellowship and 2013 Biomedical Research Award.
Dr. Akyalcin serves actively on the editorial review board of American Journal of Orthodontics, Angle Orthodontist and many other prominent orthodontic and dental journals. In his career as an early investigator, he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, three chapters, and co-authored an orthodontic textbook. He has been honored as a keynote speaker in many national and international meetings. His current motive in academics is to strive for excellence in both research supervision and clinical training of graduate orthodontic residents.