Dr. Hakan Karaaslan completed his endodontic training at Hacettepe University, Turkey where he also graduated from dental school. His post-graduate thesis work focused on mineral content and structure of dentin exposed to bleaching agents. Pursuing his interest in understanding the development and structure of dental hard tissues, he worked at Dr. Tim Bromage’s Lab at NYU on incremental nature of enamel. At the Forsyth Institute, Dr. Karaaslan currently investigates developmental dental defects, in particular molar incisor hypomineralization furthering his passion in hard tissue biology. As a clinician, he also seeks to translate basic science learnings into finding clinical therapeutics.