Kaan Orhan, DDS MSc MHM PhD, BBAc is the Dean and a Professor of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology at the Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, where he serves as a faculty in Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Department, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, and visiting Professor at the Medical University of Lublin, Poland and was also visiting Professor between 2018-2020 at the OMFS-IMPATH Research Group, Department of Imaging and Pathology, University of Leuven, Belgium. He is currently also a visiting Professor at the Lublin University Faculty of Medicine in Poland.
Dr. Orhan received his dental degree in 1998 and completed his PhD and Maxillofacial radiology residency studies in 2002 at the Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry in Osaka, Japan and Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry. In 2004, he started his academic career in Ankara University as a consultant at the Faculty of Dentistry. Between 2004-2006, he worked as Maxillofacial consultant and lecturer in the same University. He became an associate professor in 2006 and a full-time professor in 2012. 2007-2010, he was the founder and the chairman of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Department, Near East University, Cyprus.
He has over 350 SCI international publications on peer-reviewed journals, and received over 5000 citations from his studies with an h index 40. He particularly made significant contributions in the Maxillofacial Radiology. He has been invited to give many lectures in national and international scientific meetings. He served as the chairman of Research and Scientific Committee, European Academy of DentoMaxillofacial Radiology (EADMFR) between 2008-2012 and he was elected for the Vice president position (2012-2014) and then as the President of EADMFR.
He is also still serving in the Research and Scientific com in IADMFR. He is a fellow of American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMFR), Japanese Board of DentoMaxillofacial Radiology, European Head and Neck Radiology Society (ESHNR), European society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESRMB), Turkish Magnetic Resonance Society,
He was a Board member of specialization committee in Ministry of Health and served as the recognition of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology specialty in Turkey. He is editor of several journals and also reviewer more than 50 different medical journals. He is co-author and contributor of more than 10 books both in English and Turkish.
Prof. Dr. Kaan Orhan was included in the “World’s Most Influential Scientist” list, which was published by Stanford University in 2021, at the rate of 2% according to academic and scientific performance among 7 million researchers all over the world. In 2020, he received the “Innovative Dentist of the Year” award with his work titled Artificial Intelligence Application in Dentistry. Besides, The Lincoln R. Manson-Hing Honorable Mention Award given by the Oral Maxillofacial Radiology Association of America in 2018 and 2019, and the Ankara University Science Award in 2018, the Turkish Dental Society Oral and Dental Health 2nd Prize in 2015, and the “52nd Prize in Dental Health” in 2011. Japanese Congress of DentoMaxillofacial Radiology”. He received the European Congress of DentoMaxillofacial Radiology”, the best study award in 2008. “Yoshida Manufacturing Award” at the “7th Asia Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology” congress in 2008.