Mert Aksu

Mert Aksu

Dean, School of Dentistry

Mert Aksu
Contact Info:
Campus: Corktown Campus
Building: School of Dentistry
Room: DC 466
Phone: 313-494-6621
Mert Aksu
Areas of Expertise:
Dental School - Role in the Community
Health Care Reform - Legislative Issues
Post-Graduate Dental Education
Business of Dentistry
Dental Licensing


  • D.D.S., University of Michigan
  • MHSA, University of Michigan
  • J.D., Wayne State University
  • Cert. DPH, Case Western Reserve University


Mert N. Aksu, was named Dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in July 2008. Aksu has served as a faculty member and administrator at the School of Dentistry since 1993.

Aksu earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Psychology from the University of Michigan Dearborn, a master's in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, a D.D.S. from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a J.D. from Wayne State University, and a certificate specializing in Public Health from Case Western Reserve University. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. Aksu is a former attending staff of Henry Ford Health Systems, a member of the State Bar of Michigan, and is a Fellow with the American College of Legal Medicine, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, and Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Aksu has held numerous administrative positions at the school, including associate dean for clinic administration and executive associate dean.