Dental Implant KA, is a genuine dental implant system is developed and designed by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bülent Katiboğlu, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, İstanbul University. It is registered as “Utility model” by Turkish Patent Institute (TPE) in its class. Dental Implant KA which is also registered as a brand by the same institute is an implant which is materialized as a result of Prof. Katiboğlu’s scientific and clinic implantology experiences since 1984. Dr. Katiboğlu who is worked together with numerous implant systems, perform consultancies and provide implantology works, transfer his 30 yearlong scientific and clinic experiences into this product.
Dr. Katiboğlu introduced the product in an international workshop in July of the year 2012 first time to the Turkish and world dentistry. In this presentation both Turkish and foreigner scientist took their places. In the subsequent period, multidisciplinary studies were conducted besides Tubitak and KOSGEB also at national and international universities, complementary in vivo and in vitro experimental studies were performed in technical branches and the product was carried into world standards. Thus, Dental Implant KA has become a brand in both national and international scale and climbed to higher levels. No doubt the role of multi-disciplinary studies conducted between academic staff and different scientific branches has a big role in this success. The scientific research department headed by Dr. Katiboğlu transforms all the studies into peer-reviewed academic articles. Besides presentations given in the national and international congresses, studies are published in national and international scientific journals and accepted from the journals including the ones which were par of Science Citation Index (SCI). The only reason for this success is having a scientific study group which has the vision of “Without science, there won’t be efficiency” and consists of individuals who has academic careers. He creates contributions to countries industry and economy indirectly by attracting the attention of irrelevant sectors in to the dental implantology in Turkey.
Besides all these studies, Dr. Katiboğlu attended numerous courses; meetings and congresses for promote the Dental ımplant KA both nationally and internationally for 4 years. In these visits, great number towns, universities and dental health centers are visited and information sharing is performed with local dentist about not only Dental Implant KA but also general implantology and dental surgery.