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Oya Aktören

Prof.Dr. Oya Aktören graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1982 and  received Ph.D. degree in pediatric dentistry from Istanbul University in1988. She performed her postdoctoral training and had her academic positions Assistant Prof/1990, Associate Prof/1992, Prof/1998   also at  Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Istanbul University. Her research interests include; pedodontic endodontics, cytotoxicity of dental materials, oral health of medically compromised children, adhesive systems, the use of laser on hard tissues and preventive dentistry. She is  a member of Turkish Society of Pedodontics, Turkish Dental Association, International Association for Dental Research, International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, International Association for Dental Traumatology, Üsküdar American Academy Alumni Association and  CoChair of ACFF ‘Alliance for a Cavity Free Future’ Turkish Chapter.

Global perspectives on caries prevention

For a cavity free future, comprehensive and periodical application of evidence based preventive approaches planned according to children’s age and caries status have great importance. In this opening speech presentation, the present global perspectives on caries/preventive approaches will be outlined; and the importance of  diet  and oral hygiene education on caries prevention  will be highlighted.