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Elif Bahar Tuna İnce

Assoc.Dr. E. Bahar Tuna Ince graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1999 and then started her doctoral education at Department of Pedodontics in the same university. In 2006, she completed her Ph.D. and got Med. Dent title. She has been studied as a visiting researcher at the Indiana University School of Dentistry Dental Materials Division, Indiana, USA. She worked as a "postdoctoral researcher" at Nihon University, Tokyo, School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry in Tokyo, Japan, and at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Department of Oral Bacteriology at the same time. She received the title of "Associate Professor" in 2012 and is currently working as a faculty member in the same department. Assoc. Dr. E. Bahar Tuna Ince has more than 100 articles published in national and international journals, 3 book chapters, and more than 100 presentations in national and international congress. She continues to serve as a referee in national and international journals. Scientific interests include dental trauma and replantation, craniofacial syndromes and genetic, dental anxiety and dental biomaterials. She is the member of International Association of Dental Research, European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, International Association of Dental Traumatology and Turkish Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a committee member at the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a treasurer at the Turkish Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
 
 Use of Xylitol and Probiotics in Preventive Dentistry and Current Approaches in Fissure Sealant Applications
 
In this last section of the panel, as part of preventive applications besides fluoride, in addition to calcium phosphate-containing protective applications, recent use of xylitol and probiotics as well as the efficacy will be discussed. The effect of preventive methods for caries as a natural and non-fermentable sugar alcohol “xylitol”, xylitol-containing paste and other commercial products used in dentistry and its effects will be evaluated in the light of current literature. Similarly, the effectiveness of the "bacteriotherapy" approach in probiotics, which has become increasingly widespread in the recent period, will be discussed in terms of dental and oral health. As a natural and adjunctive treatment approach, the use of probiotic and prebiotics in dentistry, its mechanism of action and its potential benefits will be explained. Finally, within the context of fissure sealant applications, the products in the market and the clinical results of these products will be compared and the results of the application will be discussed by evidence-based data.