King's hosts free public lecture on public health and dentistry

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 08/02 2014 12:31AM

Updated 08/02 2014 12:34AM

Dr. Onur Nacakgedigi, a visiting scholar from northern Iraq at King’s College, will discuss his research on public health and public health dentistry during a free public lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Burke Auditorium, located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. Dr. Nacakgedigi’s wife, Esma, will present information about Ishik University in Ebril, Iraq.

Dr. Nacakgedigi works as a dentist in the Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics of Ishik University. The faculty of the university conducts oral examination of approximately 1,300 primary school children.

Since becoming a dentist, Nacakgedigi worked in many countries and cities, implementing fluoride application, varnish and Atraumatic Restorative Treatment to children and disabled adults. 

He is enrolled in a master’s degree program in public health at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

During his time at King’s, Dr. Nacakgedigi is working on research with Dr. Fevzi Akinci, Director of the Graduate Health Care Administration program. Their research focuses on a number of medical topics, including how to reduce medical malpractice in Turkey, a comparison of dental malpractice law, and emergency department management practices in the United States.

For more information, contact De Martin, Director of International Student Recruitment at King’s, at, or call (570) 208-5834. 

(Information from Joseph Giomboni)

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