Important Dates

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tunalı

What changed in the blood concentrates? Innovations and Current Clinical Applications

The history of autogenous blood concentrates, which is based on the philosophy of using our body's original repair material, our own blood, in repair and regeneration, is approaching half a century. The history of these products, starting with fibrin tissue adhesives, continues today with a wide variety of Platelet Rich Plasmas and Platelet Rich Fibrins. The most current and advanced products of blood concentrates are the injectable types of Platelet Rich Fibrins and hybrid products modified for clinical use. Autogenous blood concentrates may still have an important place in medicine and dentistry in the future. When these new studies are combined with innovations in tissue engineering, a different literacy emerges. Biological language literacy. Dialogue with biology stands out as an important point in biological language, not only understanding biology, but also explaining ourselves to biology and our body. It may be an important step when our bodies understand what we are trying to do.

Dr. Mustafa Tunalı, DDS, PhD, now is an Associate Professor of Periodontology, Bezmialem Vakif University School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology. Prior to that, he graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 1999 and in 2005 received his PhD from Selçuk University. Later, he worked at Gülhane Military Medical Academy. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Turku, Finland and the University of Oradea, Romania. Currently Dr. Mustafa Tunalı’s researches focus on the platelet-rich fibrin materials and their clinical usage in Periodontology and Dental Implantology. He has many national and international articles and patents on this subject. In addition, he has given speeches as invited speakers and organized courses. He is a member of Turkish Association of Periodontology, European Association of Periodontology, Turkish Association of Osseointegration, European Association of Osseointegration and Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry Organization (POSEIDO). He has served as referee and editor in many journals.