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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esra Ercan

The Power of Clot in New Bone Formation

Alveolar bone loss occurs due to periodontal disease, tooth extraction, and atrophy. This is a major problem especially before implant surgery. Throughout history, missing tissue / organs have been repaired by using artificial / non-body materials. Similarly, many different biomaterials have been used during bone augmentation  procedures. In recent years, the importance of biomimetic methods mimicking the natural has begun to be understood and clinical practice have become widespread. But we are just beginning to understand the biological language that our body uses. Blood is the original repair material of our body. Our body does not take an external substance to repair the damage itself, only uses its own blood. The properties and stability of the formed clot guide the tissues to be formed later. Understanding the clot and its properties well and using it correctly is crucial in determining the quality and quality of the tissue. Platelet-rich fibrins (PRF) are fast, practical and economical products that are completely autogenous. It has many application in both hard and soft tissue treatments. In this talk, we will talk about the types, characteristics and power of PRF in natural bone formation.

She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 2005 with honors. In the same year, she started her PhD education in Periodontology Department in Hacettepe University. After graduating in 2010, she worked in Karadeniz Technical University Department of Periodontology for 8 years. In March 2018, she received the title of "Associate Professor". She has been working in the Department of Periodontology of Çanakkale 18 Mart University for the last 6 months. She has advised 2 doctoral and 3 specialist student theses to date. Two of these relate to the use of T-PRF in the treatment of gingival recessions and their effects on soft tissue healing. There are nearly 30 national and international publications, more than 50 oral and poster presentations. She has been working as an active member of the Turkish T-PRF working group for the last 5 years. She is a member of OSSEDER, DEPAD, TPD and EFP. She is the section editor of MUCOSA journal. In 2015, she was awarded 1st prize in the Scientific Publication Honor Award of the Faculty of Dentistry of Karadeniz Technical University and 2nd prize in the best oral presentation in the International Congress of the Aegean Chamber of Dentists in 2018.