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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.