She graduated from Ege University Faculty of Dentistry in 1988. In 1995, she completed the PhD program in Health Sciences Pedodontics. She became an associate professor in pediatric dentistry in 2000 and a professor in 2006. She has been the president of the Turkish Dental Association, Community Oral Health Committee since June 2016. She has published a number of articles in scientific journals. The book entitled ‘Traumatic Dental Injuries – Handbook’ by Andreasen O and his friends has been translated by her in 2014 and she is the editor and chapter author of the book "Evidence Based Caries Prevention" published by Springer publishing house in 2016.

Currently, she is working as a professor in E.U. Faculty of Dentistry Department of Pedodontics and board member of Turkish Pedodontics Association and İzmir Branch. She has a son.Her carrier interests include preventive dentistry, minimally invasive approaches, and dental trauma.

Dental injuries in children and adolescents: What should the dentist do?

Traumatic dental injuries are one of the rare dental emergencies in dentistry. Trauma refers to a difficult situation for patients, people closely related to them and dentists at the same time. In particular, children are often exposed to trauma in various conditions. The most frequently affected teeth are the anterior teeth. Protruded teeth are affected by trauma more than 5 times.

Injuries that occur during the era of development cause a lot of aesthetic and functional problems in children and adolescents in the long term. For this reason, it is very important for the dentists to carry out the on-time and appropriate treatment by emergency intervention. In this presentation, the appropriate approach to dental trauma patients who apply to a dentist in an emergency situation will be discussed by various example cases representing frequently seen dental traumas. In addition to this, factors affecting prognosis will be discussed.


Biomimetics: How close are we to the natural?


Tooth decay is characterized by the destruction of hard dental tissues. In a biomimetic approach to tooth decay, initial lesions can be detected, stopped and even cured before cavitation occurs at the enamel level. Thus, the existing tooth can be protected without deteriorating the integrity of hard tissues. Preventive practices are of great importance for this. Improvement of oral hygiene, use of remineralization agents such as fluoride applications, casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium phosphate and self-assembling peptide P11-4 will be effective in avoiding the destruction and will provide cure. A resin infiltration technique is used for the initial caries lesions to resemble aesthetically healthy tissue. In this talk, biomimetic approach to initial caries lesions with remineralization agents and resin infiltration will be discussed.