Social Responsibility Projects
Since 2012, Dr. Gündüz is providing free of charge dental and orthodontic treatments to the children, who are under the supervision of Melek Erman Köni (MEK) – Anne Çocuk Eğitim vakfı (AÇEV- Mother and Child Education Foundation) Esenler Education Center. Since 2012 70 Children were treated with fillings, access treatments, dental cleaning and fluoride prevention. 20 children are still under orthodontic treatment with fixed bonded braces. The materials used during the treatments are sponsored by Rotary Club and some friends.
Because of her on going approaches and efforts in developing dental health and education of the children; Dr. Gündüz has been nominated by AÇEV-MEK Education Centre Istanbul to the Turkey’s Change Maker Project 2015 of the Sabancı Foundation.
Dr. Elif Gündüz sponsored Boğaziçi University American Football Team Boğaziçi Sultans during the 2013-2014 season. As the team dentist Dr. Gündüz provided custom made mouthguard to 60 players of the team free of charge. At the end of the season the players shared their experience regarding custom dentist made mouthguard and the results of the surveys are scientifically published and lectured to the dentists all over the world.
Dr. Elif Gündüz and Boğaziçi Sultans team players are still in cooperation to contribute to the development of American Football and sports dentistry in Turkey and Europe.