Dr. Akyalcin received his training from the Orthodontic Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Currently, he serves as the director of the advanced education program of Orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston/MA. In his career as a dental educator and orthodontist, he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, six book chapters, co-authored an orthodontic textbook, and has received many prestigious awards including the American Association of Orthodontists Full-time Faculty and American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Fellowship and Biomedical Research Awards. He serves actively on the editorial review board of American Journal of Orthodontics, Angle Orthodontist, and some other prominent dental journals. Dr. Akyalcin has been honored as an invited speaker at many national and international meetings.