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Dr Karadeniz completed  her first postgraduate specialist training in orthodontics at Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University in Lima Peru in 2004,  then went on to study at Nagaski University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Japan, where she was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science, in Medical and Dental Sciences in 2009.

Dr Karadeniz  is currently working as Senior Lecturer and Head of Orthodontics at James Cook University where she teaches in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics.

Carmen has more than 13 years clinical experience in academia, teaching and research in Orthodontics in Japan, Australia, Turkey and Peru. Carmen started her academic career as a Research and Teaching assistant at Nagasaki University, Japan. She served as Acting Head of Discipline of Orthodontics, Senior Lecturer, Academic Advisor and eLearning Representative of the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Sydney, Australia. She has been heavily involved in clinical teaching in Orthodontics as Clinical Tutor at the postgraduate level: Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics (DCLIN DENT), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); undergraduate level: Bachelor of Dentistry (BDENT), Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH); and, Continuing Education in Dentistry programs at the university of Sydney. As a Senior Registrar at Sydney Dental Hospital, she was involved in the management of complex cases that qualify for treatment in the public system. Dr Karadeniz also enjoyed her community service and engagement working as a screener for the "Give a Smile" program run by the Australian Society of Orthodontics (ASO) during 2009- 2011.

Carmen has published 18 original research articles and one book review in well-known peer-reviewed Journals: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Australian Orthodontic Journal, The Angle Orthodontist; and, the European Journal of Orthodontics.

She is a Reviewer for the Angle Orthodontist Journal, American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics and for the Archives of Oral Biology Journal. 


Archives of Oral Biology

Her aims as an Academic and Clinician are to teach from her research and at the same time improve oral health of the community in rural, remote and Indigenous communities of Northern Queensland who have access to dental treatment at James Cook University. She would like to serve rural and remote communities where patients have real difficulties getting access to patient care.



  • DS3101: Introduction to Clinical Dentistry (Level 3; CNS)
  • DS3102: Clinical Dentistry 1 (Level 3; CNS)
  • DS4101: Clinical Dentistry 2 (Level 4; CNS)
  • DS4102: Clinical Dentistry 3 (Level 4; CNS)
  • DS5101: Clinical Practice 1 (Comprehensive Oral Care) (Level 5; CNS)
  • DS6601: Fundamentals of Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (Level 6; CNS)
  • DS6602: Clinical Orthodontics (Level 6; CNS)
  • DS6603: Reflective Orthodontic Practice (Level 6; CNS)
  • DS6604: Advanced Clinical Orthodontics (Level 6; CNS)
  • Dr Karadeniz has particular interest in orthodontic tooth movement, orthodontically induced root resorption (OIRR), functional appliances; obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children; interceptive orthodontics ; aesthetic and clear aligners.
  • Carmen holds a Graduate Certificate of Education for Academics from James Cook University. She is passionate about teaching Orthodontics and strives for excellence in teaching and clinical practice. This Graduate Diploma will reinforce ‘best practice’ in her teaching at all levels (undergraduate and postgraduate) in different learning environments, in particular blended learning.
  • 2009 to 2012 - Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics, Acting Head of Discipine, Academic Advisor and eLearning representative, The University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2009 to 2012 - Senior Registrar- Orthodontics, Sydney Dental Hospital (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2004 to 2009 - Teaching and Research Assistant, Nagasaki University (Japan)
  • Australasian Sleep Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Turkish Orthodontic Society
  • World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO)

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 21+ research outputs authored by Dr Carmen Karadeniz from 2007 onwards.

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Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

Likeliness of Paediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Far North Queensland

Indicative Funding
$5,000 over 1 year
Paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea (POSA) is the most common and the most severe form of sleep disordered breathing in children. If left untreated, POSA can result in many negative consequences for children such as irritability, behavioural problems, learning difficulties, memory issues, lack of concentration, poor academic performance, compromised immunity and cardiovascular disease. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to improve the quality of life of affected children. It is suspected that many children in FNQ suffer from POSA and have remained undiagnosed. We are assessing how likely children in FNQ are having POSA to promote early diagnosis and management.
Marguerite Akiko Fischer, Carmen Karadeniz and Ersan Karadeniz in collaboration with Carlos Flores-Mir (College of Medicine & Dentistry and University of Alberta)
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea; Paediatric; Sleep Breathing Disorders; Orthopaedic orthodontics; Far North Queensland; Rural Health

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