Mehmet Hakan KURT

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hakan Kurt completed his dental degree at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Ankara in 2007 and then began his Ph.D. education at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology of the same faculty. He completed his doctorate thesis titled as " The effect of radiation doses on osseointegration exposed from different imaging modalities: An in-vitro assesment" in 2013 and became an Associate Professor in 2017. He is still continuing as a full time lecturer in Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Department, Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara; Turkey.

 

Contemporary Imaging Methods for Diagnosis of the TMJ Irregularities


Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most complex joint of the human body. TMJ irregularity; is a general term for disorders which is affected the muscles, TMJ and related structures, or all of them. As can be understood from the definition of the dentist with laws, TMJ diseases or irregularities are in our domain. However, the complex structure of TMJ confuses the diagnosis of diseases, the choice of imaging method and even the necessity of imaging. In this presentation; TMJ disorders, management of the patient, the selection of imaging methods, and the current imaging guidelines of some committees will be examined.