Sevi Burçak ÇEHRELİ

Dr Cehreli completed her primary and secondary education in TED Ankara College. She was graduated from Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry in 1999. Thereafter, she attended to Hacettepe University Pediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Program and got her PhD degree in 2003 with completion of the thesis entitled “Histological evaluation of the effect of alendronate sodium on vital pulp”. She started workina as a specialist at Baskent University Faculty of Dentistry where she established the department of pediatric dentistry. She had the promotion of “associate professor” in 2007 and professor in 2012 respectively. In 2017 she established her own practice and started working there. Her major clinical research areas are “Early childhood caries”, “denatl traumatology” and preventive dentistry

Preventive Measures in Pediatric Dentistry

Although tooth decay is treatable, it is the most common chronic disease worldwide in children. Countries spend a large part of their health budgets for the treatment of this disease. Preventive measures play a key role in controlling the disease, particularly at the early age and before the occurrence of destructive effects. Preventive approaches in dentistry should be initiated during pregnancy and they should be maintained regularly and effectively. In addition to eliminating etiologic factors such as inadequate oral care and malnutrition it is also important to consider congenital factors such as enamel hypoplasia. Fluoride varnishes, fluoride gels and foams, fissure sealants, casein pastes and other combined methods, which can be applied from infancy to adolescence, prevent tooth decay or delay interventional treatment. It is known that tailored preventive regimens are more effective with the viewpoint of "there is no illness, there is a patient". In this presentation, in addition to discussing recent misleadings about fluoride in the media, practical tips will be given about application and effectiveness of sealants and other relatively new preparations in dental market.


Treatment Timing of Malocclusions. Early or late?

One of the critical decisions in treatment planning is treatment timing. There are conflicting ideas about early orthodontic treatment modalities, which are applied during deciduous or mixed dentition stages. Although early treatment applications demonstrate advantages including usage of the growth potential, minimizing the need for complex treatment mechanics, improving the stability of the result, there are instances when the treatment should be postponed. In this presentation differential diagnosis, treatment planning and early interdisciplinary treatment approaches used in the treatment of frequent orthodontic situations such as spacing problems, hipodontia, anterior\posterior crossbites, increased overjet, deepbite/openbite will be discussed via case presentations.