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Prof. Ece Eden

Izmir, Turkey

Short CV
Graduated from Ege University in 1988, received her PhD in 1995. Appointed as Associate Professor in 2000, as Professor in 2006. Currently, Professor in Ege University, Department of Pedodontics and lectures dental and medical students, supervised PhD students, directed numerous research projects. She is Turkish translator Editor of ‘Traumatic Dental Injuries: A Manual’ 2014, Editor of ‘Evidence-Based Caries Prevention’ 2016.
Treatment Principles and Prognosis in Dental Trauma with Challenging Cases
Traumatic injury may affect dental hard tissues and/or the periodontal ligament and every dentist must be capable of performing the emergency treatment in dental practice. In dental trauma cases, detailed examinations as well as proper and on-time interventions are important in the success of the treatment. Necessary referrals, clinical and radiological follow-ups are needed in order to avoid complications. Endodontic considerations and immobilization by splinting are important in relation to survival of the traumatized tooth. In this presentation, the treatment principles in relation to the type of the traumatic injury will be discussed with the help of clinical cases.

Learning Objectives :
  1. Recognize treatment principles of injuries in hard dental tissues and the pulp
  2. Recognize treatment principles of supporting tissue injuries
  3. Recognize the clinical and radiographic signs of healing complications  
Early Childhood Caries: Problems of the Very Young and Role of the Family 
Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is a term that defines cases with dental caries in children younger then 71 months old. Severe-ECC is used for young children with smooth surface involvement and dmf-s more then the number obtained by age. The presentation will include the information on etiology of ECC and prevalence all around the world. Prevention methods in relation to the family with self-management goals and an example field study that showed the effect of oral health education on prevalence will be presented. Furthermore, management of ECC will be discussed with clinical cases and consequences will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives :
  1. Define Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and Severe Early Childhood Caries
  2. Recognize the risk factors for ECC
  3. Define prevention regime for ECC
  4. Understand the management of ECC  
Defending Caries All Through The Life Phases 
Preventive dentistry includes oral hygiene practices of the patient as well as diet recommendations and professional dental applications such as topical fluorides, remineralization agents, antimicrobials, sealants and contemporary non-invasive treatment options.
Development of good oral health starts in pregnancy and continues all through the lifecycle where the needs and the expectations differ in time. Natural course of life may be affected by innate deficiencies or changing health conditions that may influence oral-health. The presentation will give examples of caries prevention methods for different life phases and situations and guide the practitioners transfer the current knowledge to their everyday clinical practice.

Learning Objectives :
  1. Recognize caries risk assessment for the patient
  2. Identify the needs of the patient regarding health status and life span for prevention
  3. Define appropriate preventive measures and non-invasive treatment approaches regarding the demands of the patient


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