Prof. Dr. Nurdan Özmeriç Kurtuluş was born in Ankara in 1967 and attended TED Ankara College as primary, elementary and high school degree. She received her DDS from the Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry in 1989 and her pHD from Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Periodontology in 1996. Dr. Ozmeric Kurtulus's professional career has centered on Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry. She got her associate professor title in 2000 and professor title in 2006. She worked in University of Oslo/Norway with a research grant from Ministry of Education in 1998-1999 and University of Bonn/Germany in 2001 and Humboldt University/Germany in 2004 with grants from DFG and TUBITAK. In 2016 she performed research in CWRU/Cleveland USA with a grant from Gazi University. She has published 33 international and 15 national papers, authored chapters in textbooks, and lectured worldwide. Dr. Ozmeric Kurtulus has received numerous honors during her academic career, including Eczacibasi-Procter&Gamble Research Foundation’s Scientific Research Project Award for the years 1995, 1996 and 1997, Banat Scientific Research Award, 1998, Turkish Society of Periodontology poster award, 2008, IADR-CED Travel Award, 2008. She knows English and German. She is married and has two children.

Is it Possible to Prevent Long Term Implant Loss in Periimplantitis?

Peri-implant diseases can be occurred due to an imbalance between bacterial destruction and peri-implant tissues after a successful osseointegration of dental implants. Peri-implant mucositis is a reversible inflammatory reaction and peri-implantitis irreversible destruction of supportive bone and/or soft tissues around implants. The loss of bone in osseointegrated implants is seen because of a bacterial inflammation caused by biofilm. This problem can lead to the loss of implants and failure in prosthetic rehabilitation in short or long term. The patients may lose their trust for the implant therapy. The etiology of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis, current treatment options and long term success of peri-implant treatment is attractive subjects nowadays. Not only implant surgery but also long term function and maintenance of implants should also be well known by the dental professionals.