Dr. Uzer Celik graduated from Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University in 2001. She received a PhD degree in Restorative Dentistry from Ege University in 2007. She has a diverse experience in dental education by giving many theoretical and practical courses in Suleyman Demirel University and Izmir Katip Celebi University. She received the “Associate Professor” title in 2012. She served in various administrative positions at different universities, including Vice Dean of Faculty of Dentistry, Head of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Erasmus Coordinator and Farabi Coordinator.

Her research interests include esthetic dentistry, composite restorations, caries risk assessment, adhesion, clinical trials and digital dentistry. She has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications, and has given over 100 presentations at national or international specific meetings. She is a member of International Association for Dental Research (IADR), MI Turkish Board and Turkish Association of Restorative Dentistry. She has a good level of English. She is married and has a son. 


Shall we start to use universal adhesives?


Adhesive systems have become an essential part of direct and indirect restorations. For this reason, a number of developments have been made in order to facilitate the application of adhesive systems and to improve their clinical performance from past to today. For this purpose, today’s “etch and rinse” and “self-etch” systems with much more successful clinical performance were achieved from the ineffective first manufactured adhesives of the 1970s and 1980s.

In recent years new generation adhesive systems under the name of "universal adhesives" have been marketed. The exit point of these adhesives is that a single bottle adhesive can be used with "etch and rinse", "selective etch" or "self-etch" methods in direct composite restorations. It is also suggested that these adhesives can be bonded to all restoration surfaces without using additional primer during indirect restorations. However, are all these adhesives truly "universal" as they are claimed to be? In this presentation, the chemical structure, strengths, weaknesses and clinical performances of these new generation adhesives will be explained in light of up-to-date reports.