Dr Kubra Aral DDS, PhD

Dr Kubra Aral

School of Dentistry
Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr Kubra Aral is a research fellow in Oral Biology. She achieved her DDS degree in 2010. She completed her PhD in 2014 on the effects of vitamin D3 and K2 on experimentally periodontitis. She has been working on the apoptosis and inflammasome involvement in periodontal disease.


  • PhD in Periodontology 2014
  • DDS in Dentistry 2010


Dr Kubra Aral has been currently working on inflammasome and periodontal disease interactions. Her main interest is cell signalling in periodontitis.


Aral K, Aral CA, Kapila Y. (2019), The role of Caspase-8, Caspase-9 and Apoptosis Inducing Factor in Periodontal Disease, Journal of Periodontology, 90:288-294

Aral K, Aral CA, Kapila Y. (2019), Six-month clinical outcomes of non-surgical periodontal treatment with antibiotics on apoptosis markers in aggressive periodontitis, Oral Diseases, 25:839-847

Aral CA, Aral K, Yay A, Ozcoban O, Berdeli A, Saraymen R. (2018), Effects of colchicine on gingival inflammation, apoptosis, and alveolar bone loss in experimental periodontitis, Journal of Periodontology, 89:577-585

Aral K, Berdeli E, Aral CA, Berdeli A, Atan M. (2017), Effects of bodybuilding and protein supplements in saliva, gingival crevicular fluid, and serum, Journal of Oral Science, 59:121-130

Aral CA, Nalbantoğlu Ö, Nur BG, Altunsoy M, Aral K. (2017) Metabolic control and periodontal treatment decreases elevated oxidative stress in the early phases of type 1 diabetes onset, Archives of Oral Biology, 82:115-120.

Alkan BA, Aral CA, Aral K, Acer N, Sisman Y. (2015) Quantification of Circumferential Bone Level and Extraction Socket Dimensions Using Different Imaging and Estimation Methods: A Comparative Study, Oral Radiology, 32:145-153

Aral K, Alkan BA, Saraymen R, Yay A, Şen A, Onder GO. (2015) Therapeutic effects of systemic vitamin k2 and vitamin d3 on gingival inflammation and alveolar bone in rats with experimentally induced periodontitis, Journal of Periodontology, 86:666-73