Remaining Time

Bahar Eren Kuru

1986 (DDS)(University of Marmara, School of Dentistry, Graduation with Distinction, Istanbul)
1987 (Visiting graduate student, exchange program, Bristol Dental School, Bristol, UK)
1992 (PhD in Periodontology)(University of Marmara, Institute of Health Sciences, Istanbul)
1996 (Associate Professor)
1999 (Visiting Researcher, Eastman Dental Institute, Oral Medicine Department, University College of London)
2002 (Professor)(University of Marmara, School of Dentistry, Periodontology Department, Istanbul)
2005- 2015 (Academic Coordinator, EFP-Accredited Graduate Program in Periodontology, University of Yeditepe, School of Dentistry)
2006- 2013 (Teaching in Implant Dentistry, University of Yeditepe, University of Marmara, School of Dentistry)
2012 (Visiting Professor, University of Harvard, Forsyth Institute; Boston, MA, USA)
2007- 2013 (Head of Periodontology Department, University of Marmara, School of Dentistry)
2016-        (Head & Chair of Periodontology Department, University of Yeditepe, School of Dentistry)
2016-        (Director of EFP-accredited Program in Periodontology, University of Yeditepe, School of Dentistry)
 
Recent Positions of Responsibility:

Head & Chair of Periodontology Department, University of Yeditepe, School of Dentistry
Director of EFP-accredited Program in Periodontology, University of Yeditepe, School of Dentistry
Board Member of Turkish Society of Periodontology as Past President
Turkish Representative of European Federation of Periodontology
Member of Educational Committee of Turkish Society of Periodontology
Fellow and Speaker in International Team of Implantology; ITI
Board Member of TUKMOS

Periodontal Considerations in Long-Term Treatment Success

The key to prevent and solve any kind of oral problem is to understand the situation from which it arose. As our study for understanding dental problems and treatments continues to improve, guidelines have been developed and continue to be developed to ease our dental world. Periodontology is the key field of dentistry treating many different periodontal problems as well as in a multidisciplinary manner, serving to high success rates and good long-term results of other dental field treatments. Contemporarily, many different periodontal cases with/without  multidisciplinary requirements can be treated by surgical and non-surgical periodontal treatments safely and successfully. Today, biological, functional and esthetic aspects of periodontal treatments are always considered aiming to catch the perfection and to get close to the natural in both ways, both esthetical and functional with good long-term results. By simple but important key-points, by following sequential treatment steps, thereby changing the whole ground, we can get the results that we were looking for.

Peri-Implantitis

Dental implant treatment is a multidisciplinary approach for achieving a restorative goal. With the advancements in dental implantology over the years, implant-supported restorations are considered as the most advanced method to replace missing teeth in partial and full edentulous patients.
Such an integrated approach requires an advanced evaluation and treatment plan, especially regarding the specific periodontal, surgical and restorative aspects. As the understanding of dental implantology continues to improve, guidelines have been developed and continue to be developed for the long-term success. 
Despite the advances within implantology, there are some controversial topics and issues that are still subject to debate. Failures that mandate the implant removal can occur. One of the reasons for implant failure is peri-implantitis, a plaque biofilm-associated infectious disease that causes an inflammatory process in the soft and hard tissues surrounding an osseointegrated implant leading to the loss of bone support. It has become a public health issue due to the huge increase in the prevalence and lack of a clearly agreed-on standard management. When there is no established and predictable treatment concepts, primary prevention is of key importance. Furthermore, the prevention of any disease process around implants is the cornerstone of the oral health care due to the very high number of implant patients in the population. Peri-implant mucositis is considered as the precursor of peri-implantitis and the prevention/management of peri-implant mucositis is considered as a preventive measure for the onset of peri-implantitis.