Professor Nermin Yamalık graduated from Dental Faculty of Istanbul University in 1984. Between years 1985-1989 she had postgraduate Education in Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hacettepe. She became Associate Professor in 1992 and Professor in 1999. Between 1993-1996 she completed her education in Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hacettepe. She served as a member of Dental Practice Committee, Education Committee (2001-2010) and Council ( 2010-2016) in World Dental Federation (FDI). She is a member of Turkish Society of Biochemistry, Turkish Society of Periodontology, Ankara Dental Chamber and Foreign Affairs Commission of Turkish Dental Association. She is a full time Professor at Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hacettepe.

Periimplantitis and risk factors

Due to factors such as the advances in research and technology, high success rates, the increasing impact of oral health related quality of life and increased esthetic concerns an increasing demand for dental implants is observed. However, despite the increasing demand and high success rates dental implant treatment should not be interpreted as complication/problem free. Dental implant failures and the complications associated with dental implant treatment continue to be listed among the most important challenges of modern dentistry.

Dental implant failures may occur due to a variety of reasons and periimplantitis, which is described as the breakdown of tissues surrounding dental implants as a result of inflammatory process, is acknowledged as one of the most important reasons for implant failure. This fact, together with the difficulties experienced in the treatment of periimplantitis, makes the analysis of the risk factors associated with periimplantitis and the individual risk factors, crucial for the prevention of periimplantitis.