Esra Yener, DDS, PhD

Meet Dr. Yener

Dr Yener

Dr. Esra Salihoglu-Yener was born in Istanbul. She has a Dentist degree from the University of Marmara in Istanbul. After graduation from the Dental School in 2004, she had worked as a Research Fellow and Resident at the University of Yeditepe in Department of Prosthodontics and also worked as a part-time general dentist at private practice in the years between 2005 and 2009. She has defended her Ph.D in 2009 entitled “A Comparative Study of Biaxial Flexural Strength and Vickers Microhardness of Different Zirconia Materials after Glazing and Thermal Cycling” at the University of Yeditepe.

After graduation from her Ph.D and Residency, she worked as a prosthodontist at private practice in Istanbul between 2009 and 2013. She is accepted to Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists (ASPID) at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2014 and graduated from the program in May 2016. Upon graduation, she was awarded a certificate from Special Care Dentistry Association for providing dental care to special needs patients during her years at USC.

Dr. Yener joined Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) as a full-time faculty upon graduation from USC. She had worked at HSDM as a Senior Tutor and Instructor in Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences for three years. She had taught comprehensive treatment planning, fixed and removable prosthodontics, implant dentistry, operative dentistry both in preclinical and clinical settings. She was teaching and overseeing Interprofessional Education (IPE) Series at HSDM to help students understand the importance of the link between oral and systemic health. Dr. Yener did her Fellowship in Medical Education where she improved her IPE project at Harvard Medical School between 2018 and 2019. Dr. Yener practiced at Harvard Dental Center Faculty Group Practice for three years and provided high-quality prosthetic, implant, esthetic, and general dentistry procedures.

Dr. Yener is very excited to join the wonderful team at Crozet Family Dentistry. Dr. Yener is a member of American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, Academy of Dental Materials, International Association for Dental Research, USC Alumni Association and Harvard Faculty Club. Aside from dentistry, Dr. Yener enjoys spending her time outdoors, running, swimming and reading. She also enjoys calligraphy and has a collection of fountain pens and bookmarks. Dr. Yener lives in Crozet with her husband, daughter and son.