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Ebru Karabece Çal

Prof. Dr. Ebru Karabece Çal, after graduating from American Collegiate Institute in İzmir in 1986, entered Ege University School of Dentistry and graduated in 1991. She started working as a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Prosthodontics in the same faculty. Worked as a clinical-observer and researcher in Mayo Clinic, USA, for four months during her residency in 1997. In 1998 she accomplished her doctorate degree with the thesis ‘Evaluation of microbiologic adherence and hardness changes of four different resilient denture-lining materials.’ Dr. Çal became an Associate Professor in 2006, and a Professor in 2011 in the Department of Prosthodontics, Ege University School of Dentistry.
She has more than 60 articles, which were published in national and international journals, and has many lectures and presentations in various key congresses and meetings.
Dr. Çal is an active member of ICP, IADR, TPID and ITI and is the chief editor and reviewer of various national and international journals. Her primary research areas are Adhesive Dentistry, Color-science, Implantology and Geriatrics.
She is married and has two children.

Long Term Living with Fixed Prosthesis
Survival rate of restorations is important when comparing the effectiveness of different treatment strategies for the replacement of missing teeth. Although long term success and survival of fixed partial dentures depend on the variety of techniques and materials used in their construction, the longevity and complication rate will be influenced by the level of skills and knowledge of the clinician. Clinical complications include caries, defective margins, loss of tooth vitality and periodontal disease progression while technical failures comprise abutment tooth fractures, fractures of the veneering or framework material and material worn through occlusal part of the restorations. In this presentation, cases related to mistakes/failures about fixed partial dentures will be shown, discussed and suggestions will be given for long term success.

Current Prosthetic Approaches for Contemporary Geriatric Patients

The proportion of the elderly is increasing in countries with higher life standards and nutritional conditions among the population in conjunction with the advancements in preventive and treatment procedures. Along with the physical and financial dependence, geriatric population’s need for the chronic medical problems and their demands for proper dental care are increasing, as well. Missing teeth should be replaced with dental prostheses in providing the oral health status and general health conditions, although the wish to fulfill the oral hygiene capacity decreases in senility.  Previously, geriatric dental care mostly consisted of “denture care”, however, nowadays, more advanced and complex dental treatment alternatives including esthetic and implant dentistry are being requested by the elderly.  Current prosthetic approaches and the related cases for contemporary geriatric patients will be discussed in this presentation.