Dr. Ayşe Tuba Altuğ graduated from University of Ankara, School of Dentistry in 1995 and she is still a faculty member and head of department at the same university at Orthodontics Department. She has also graduated from the Surgical Orthodontic Research Fellowship Program of New York University Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in 2001. Besides her appointment at Department of Orthodontics, she is currently a doctorate student on Basic Biotechnology at University of Ankara, Institute of Biotechnology in order to improve her knowledge on genetics and support her research interest in facial clefting. She has been working as the Secretary General of the Turkish Orthodontic Society for the last 4 years.
Her clinical and research interests are mainly focused on; cleft lip and palate, genetics, craniofacial abnormalities, head and neck syndromes and orthognathic surgery.
She has given conferences and hands-on courses on “presurgical infant orthopedics for cleft lip and palate – nasoalveolar molding” at several universities in Turkey. She has published many articles and still working on surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME). She is and has been supervising many doctorate and specialization in orthodontics thesis on genetics of cleft lip and palate, genetics of hypodontia, surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME), pharengeal airway changes in skeletal Class II and Class III malocclusion following orthognathic surgery.