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Hanefi Kurt

He was born in 1974 in Muğla. He completed elementary, middle, and high school education in Muğla. He started Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1992 and completed the programme in 1997. In the same year, he started to a PhD programme in Department of Prosthodontics in the same university.  He presented his PhD thesis which is titled as “Evaluation of efficiency of conservative treatment methods for rehabilitation of disc deplacement with reduction” in 2005, and continued working in the same department as Dr. Res. Asst.  until 2011. He studied in Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Poliklinik für Zahnärztliche Prothetik , as a visiting fellow in year 2010. He has been working at Department of Prosthodontics of School of Dentistry in Istanbul Medipol University, as Assoc. Prof. Dr. , since 2011.  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hanefi Kurt, who has been working on rehabilitation of temporomandibular disorders for long years, is married and has one child.
Problem Based Approach to TMD Patients  in Dental Practice

Prevelance of temporomandibular disorder is quite high among the population. These disorders are treated in a multidisciplinary approach by a team that involves a dentist, a surgeon, a physical therapist and a psychiatrist. The dentist’s role in rehabilitation of this disorder is especially preparation of interocclusal devices and elimination of occlusal disorders by occlusal adjustments that can be done at enamel level. In this seminar, how the dentists should approach their patients, who have temporomandibular disorders, in their clinical practice will be explained. In addition, splint types, splint applications and the key points that should be considered during application will be described.