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Başak Durmuş

Dr. Başak Durmuş, was born in Kayseri in 1980, graduated from the Marmara University, Dentistry Faculty in 2003. She completed her Ph.D in 2010 at the same university in Pediatric Dentistry Deapetment with the thesis entitled’ Clinical, Radiological and Histological Evaluation of diode laser, ferric sulphate and formocresol pulpotomies at primary teeth’. She worked as a research assistant between the years 2010-1016, and got the degree Associate professor in 2016. Present interests are mainly focused on cariology, preventive dentistry, pediatric endodontics and special care dentistry. She has many international and national publications and scientific reports and awards from International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT) ve International Association for Disability and Oral Health (IADH).

Early Diagnosis on Mineral Incisor Hypomineralisation and Treatment Approaches

Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) was first described in 2001 by means of demarcated, qualitative developmental defects of systemic origin of the enamel of one or more permanent first molar with or without the affection of incisors. Clinical characteristics of related surfaces of the respective teeth are the presence of distinctive opacities, fractures and atypical restorations and early loss of permanent molars. The demarcated opacities can vary from white-cream to yellow-brown, the surface is smooth and normal in thickness and has a sharp border with healthy enamel surface. The problem is mostly aesthetical in affected incisors, where pain and tenderness are frequently observed in affected molars at children with MIH. Early diagnosis of MIH and applying the necessary restorative and preventive treatments with regular follow-ups, informing parents about MIH is essential to keep these teeth in the mouth for a longer time. Therefore, it was planned to provide information about the etiology, clinical appearance, difficulties and possible treatments of MIH.

Casein Phosphopeptide and Calcium Phosphate Technologies in Preventive Dentistry

In recent years studies on the treatment of initial caries lesions have increased the use of Ca and PO4-containing agents in different formulations as well as topical fluorides. As a new remineralization technology, the use of phosphopeptides derived from milk casein is now widespread and successful results are obtained in the literature. CPP-ACP technology is in the market for topical creams, chewing gums, tablets, varnishes, fissure sealants and restorative materials for professional use of dentists and home care.
Alternative to topical fluoride approaches, the mechanisms of these products to inhibit the formation of caries and their clinical application areas will be presented with evidence based support in this part.