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Ilgın Akçay

Dr. Ilgın Akcay graduated from Ege University School of Dentistry in 2001. She received her PhD degree in Endodontics in 2007. She became an Associate Professor in 2014. Her research focuses on clinical trials, treatment modalities for traumatic teeth, endodontic microbiology, biomaterials and endodontic rotary instruments. She has authored scientific papers published in national and international peer reviewed dental journals and has given oral and poster presentations in national and international scientific Meetings and Congresses. She is member of the scientific committee and/or reviewer of national and international dental scientific journals. She is presently lecturing and working at Ege University, School of Dentistry, and Department of Endodontics.

The Influence of Advances in Imaging Systems to Endodontic Success

Radiography serves in pre, intra and postoperative assessment of root canal treatment. However, in case of doubt between success and failure of the therapy, it is crucial. Therefore, the success of an endodontic treatment depends on diagnostic radiographs and image-guided treatment. By the recent introduction of high resolution-focused Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), allowing three-dimensional assessment of odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions, determination of anatomical variations, detailed association between root apices and the inferior wall of the maxillary sinus, traditional radiology has been augmented. By using the appropriate imaging systems and interpreting the findings correctly, newer radiographic techniques will help dentists in treatment planning, enhance the success of the therapy and improve the quality of life of the patients.