Tuncer ÖZEN

He was born in 1959 in Muş, Turkey. He finished İzmir Bornova high school in 1976 and entered Ankara University Dentistry Faculty in 1978. Tuncer Özen did his DDS and he was appointed as second lieutenant doctor in the Turkish Army in 1983. After finishing his 1 year of training in Gulhane Millitary Medical Academy he worked at Millitary Mevki Hospital for 4 years beginning from 1984. Thereafter, he began his doctoral studies at Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Dental Sciences Center, Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, in Ankara. He got his PhD from Oral Diagnosis and Radiology Department in 1992. Then, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Dental Sciences Center, Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, in Ankara. He earned Associate Professor degree in 15.10.1996. In 2009 he was appointed as Professor. He has been serving as an academician at Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Dental Sciences Center, since 2004. He is married and has one child.


Oral Implantology and CBCT

Four different areas in which CBCT can be of use in oral implantology are as follows: 1-) Diagnostics. CBCT can be used in the identification and evaluation of pathology, foreign bodies and defects. 2-) Implant planning. Not only have CBCT images been proven successful when used for linear measurement, CBCT has also been shown to provide reliable 3-D information for the assessment of relative bone quality and quantity, 3-D evaluation of ridge topography and pre-implantation identification of vital anatomical structures such as the inferior alveolar nerve, mental foramen, incisive canal, maxillary sinus, ostium and nasal cavity floor. This information can be used in the treatment planning process to identify suitable implant sites and to determine whether or not there is a need for surgical procedures, such as sinus lifting and bone augmentation. CBCT is also recommended in sinus grafting operations as a means of better predicting complications, thereby achieving better surgical outcomes. 3-) Surgical guidance. CBCT images have yielded promising results when used for surgical guidance. Commercially available implant simulation software can be used to process CBCT data to provide pre-operative views of anatomical structures in the jaw bone, and the use of a stereolithographic guide can ensure that pre-operatively planned implant positions are accurately transferred to the surgical field. 4-) Post-implant and/or post-grafting evaluation. CBCT can be used to localize implants after placement; to assess bone-implant interfaces; to evaluate demineralized bone and bone transplants; and to identify peri-implant defects. However, it should be noted that metal artifacts caused by implants may complicate assessment and measurement; moreover, keeping in mind concerns over dose, CBCT should only be used if two-dimensional techniques have been unsuccessful to determine any suspected complication.