Dr Med. Dent.

Zeynep Cerman

Dr med. dent. Zeynep Cerman’s expertise comprehensively covers all areas of dentistry. In addition to conservational dentistry (tooth preservation), these include dental surgery (implantology, wisdom tooth removal, etc.), aesthetic dentistry (veneers, all-ceramic restorations) and prosthetics (crowns, bridges, dentures).

In 2013 Dr Cerman was certified in the area of “aesthetic dentistry” by the German Association of Aesthetic Dentistry. She also practices children’s dentistry and speaks fluent German, Turkish, English and French. Dr Cerman is a member of the DGI (German Association of Oral Implantology), DGZMK (German Association for Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine), APW (Academy for Practice and Science) and DGÄZ (German Association of Aesthetic Dentistry).



Dr Cerman, you work across the entire spectrum of modern dentistry and also hold the “aesthetic dentistry” certificate. In which areas of aesthetic dentistry can you advise and treat patients in the practice?

We are talking about the entire spectrum of aesthetic dentistry, starting with the shade and shape of the teeth and ending with the shape and volume of the gums. I fulfil the patients’ wishes as far as is medically possible. The treatment spectrum ranges from only minor corrections of fillings or bite elevations to a completely new smile design, which should work both aesthetically as well as functionally in the long term. However, it is important to communicate clearly and openly with the patient in order to find out what is important to them, and to find solutions together to adjust expectations according to the therapy that is possible. As you know, aesthetic is often in the eye of the beholder.

How do you achieve a natural, straight and brilliant smile with modern dentistry methods?

It is a multidisciplinary process that starts with the patient’s wishes, continues with diagnostics and therapy planning, and ends with the selection of materials and close cooperation with our dental laboratories. We use the most up-to-date methods currently available on the market. For example, digital X-rays and 3D images, a visual preview of the future dental restoration produced in the laboratory, the latest dental adhesive materials and measurement of the temporomandibular joint movement using the Freecorder BlueFox. Visualisation has a particular advantage as it gives the patient a clear idea of the end result. This is done in collaboration with our laboratories, using wax and mock-ups that can be presented to the patient in advance. This gives them the opportunity to see the end result beforehand. Changes can be discussed and then implemented during the actual treatment.

What do you particularly like about working with your patients day-to-day?

It’s most definitely the daily human contact with my patients and the diversity of the cases, as every case and every patient is unique. I particularly enjoy when I can contribute to increasing the patient’s quality of life. From eliminating pain and restoring chewing function to aesthetics. All of this is fulfilling for me as a dentist and the trust and gratitude of my patients spurs me on to become better each and every day.

Today you are a dentist with a passion – how did you come to choose this career?

I have had an immense interest in medicine and practical activities since childhood, starting with playing with a toy doctor’s kit. This was influenced by our family dentist at the time, who would explain every step to me before treatments, even as a child. For me, dentistry combines the scientific with the practical. Years later, after completing my classical ballet training, I did an internship at a dental laboratory to find out if I would enjoy the dental profession and if I had the necessary practical skills. This confirmed my decision.

What forms of anaesthesia do you use in your practice?

Normal local anaesthetic, oral sedation (sedative medication) and general anaesthetic (sleep anaesthetic).

What advantages can you offer your patients in this area?

Quick, pain-free treatment.

How do you approach anaesthesia for children?

In the case of general anaesthetic for children, a detailed pre-treatment discussion is held with the parents, in which all of the planned treatments are discussed. The preparation for general anaesthesia is carried out by our experienced anaesthetist in consultation with the parents.

What do parents need to know or be aware of?

Education is vital. It is very important to me to make the parents aware of the importance of dental care and dietary management, to point out possible pitfalls and to assist the parents in this regard in order to spare the child further anaesthetic treatments in the future.

What are the advantages of immediate implants – apart from the short treatment time – from the patient’s point of view?

They are a pain-free, time-saving alternative for the patient.

What further information on mechanical root canal treatment would you like to communicate on your website?

As root canal treatment is known to be a somewhat more complicated treatment, machine preparation offers a quicker, less cumbersome solution for the patient.

You have dental hygienists (DH) at your practice. What is the difference to dental prophylaxis assistants (DPA)? And what is a dental assistant / qualified dental employee?

While DPAs have attended further training in professional dental cleaning procedures, dental hygienists are dental assistants who have completed several years of training in prophylaxis. Their additional qualifications allow them to treat gum disease and perform maintenance treatments for periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Thus our patients receive highly qualified care from the moment they are diagnosed through education, motivation and treatment. A dental assistant is the title given to someone who has just completed their training. A qualified dental employee is a dental assistant who has attended advanced training throughout their career.

What makes your practice stand out against others?

We are a familial, genuine and motivated team that enjoys working together. People also say we’re down-to-earth. Our main focus is to provide the optimal individual treatment for each patient. Each person is different and has different needs. As my colleague always says, “It’s all about the treatment,” and our patients notice this during their treatment, too. As we are also a very large team, spread over two locations, we place a lot of value on face-to-face human interaction. If someone were to ask me directly, my answer would be “Yes, we love our work and live and breathe it – but feel free to come by and just get to know us”. ????