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Prof. Dr. Ş. Murat Özbek

Geriatry  and  Dentistry

By aging, changes occur in oral cavity and also in oral tissues around the oral cavity.   Abrasion of   teeth   surface   and   prosthetic   approaches   are   some of the most commonly encountered problems for elderly people. Moreover, by aging rate of loss of teeth also increases. Majority of loss of teeth by aging is caused by decays  in teeth  and  periodontal   diseases.  The loss   of   teeth   can   be   observed   more commonly in elderly people who has medical problems. These medical problems can cause an elderly patient to disregard the oral hygiene thus, oral hygiene of elderly patients should  be perfect.  It is normal  to  observe physiological changes  in   a  patient’s   oral cavity depending   on   age   of   the   patient   and   sometimes changes in oral tissues which is caused by systemic diseases can be observed.


Hacettepe University, School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial  Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
Murat   Özbek   was   born   in  1963,   Ankara.   He   graduated  from   T.E.D   Ankara College Private High School. He graduated from Gazi University School of Dentistry in 1988. Then, he started his Ph.D. in Hacettepe University School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology in 1988. In 1995, he got his Ph.D degree. He is assigned to academic staff as an assistant professor in 2000. He got his associated professor degree in 2005 and he got his professor degree in 2012. He is a board member of Hacettepe University Geriatric Sciences Research Center (GEBAM). He has published several  book chapters and research studies on radiology and geriatrics. He continues   his   researches  and studies  in   Hacettepe University School of Dentistry at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial  Radiology.