Scientific Program

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Tanya Verma

Nilamber Pitamber University, India

Keynote: Platelet Rich Fibrin: An Adjunct in Wound Healing

Time : 09:00 am - 09:45 am


Dr. Tanya is MDS in Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. She is presently working as an assistant Professor in Vananchal Dental College and Hospital. She has done her PG Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology and Medical Trichology from university of Greifswald, Germany. She is a very proficient clinician and academician. Apart from this, she is a leading anchor and has been awarded several times for her exceptional presentation skills. She has been elected as the secretary of Junior Doctors Association in her University. Being a curious Endodontist and always driven to learn, she is carrying her research work actively and looking forward to contributing her efforts in the world of dentistry and medicine.


Statement   of   the Problem:   In   the world   of   synthetic products, the evolution of a natural healing agent that is obtained from the shelf is a ray of hope for all researchers. Platelet Rich Fibrin is the activated form of plasmatic molecule called fibrinogen which plays a determining role in platelet aggregation during hemostasis.  It works as a protective wall along vascular breaches. Various studies have proved that it is vigorously used in bone grafts, Endo Perio lesions, gingival recession, necrotic Pulp and open apex.  The purpose of this study is to review and discuss the role of platelet rich fibrin in regenerative pulpotomy. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation:  A 14-year-old boy with acute pain in 37 visited Endodontic department. On    radiographic    analysis, radiolucency    was    seen approaching pulp horn and the tooth had open apex. Coronal pulp was removed and pulpotomy was performed with the help of Platelet Rich Fibrin MTA and GIC. His 10 ml blood was withdrawn and centrifuged at 3000 rpm for 10 min. Three layers were formed after centrifugation, 2nd layer was separated and right after cleaning the tooth PRF was infused in coronal pulp. Later tooth was restored with MTA and GIC. Patient was followed up after 1,7,21 days. There were no signs of pain after 7 days.


Conclusion & Significance:  After 6 months tooth was completely   developed into a healthy form.  Platelet Rich Fibrin   has a tendency of slow polymerization, forms 3D network forming a matrix aiding in cytokine retention for extended periods, forms a membrane that possess elasticity and flexibility.  These properties make it superior than other healing materials and can be used in several ways as endodontic wound healing aid.

Keynote Forum

Esra Korkmaz Torun

Research Assistant, Kirikkale University, Turkey

Keynote: The Evaluation of Whitening Effectiveness of Toothpastes Containing Blue Covarine

Time : 10:00 am - 10:30 am


Research assistant Esra Korkmaz Torun: After graduating from Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry, Esra Korkmaz Torun started to the PhD education in KIRIKKALE University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry. She currently has several accepted posters which are represented in international congresses about evaluation of clinical aesthetic success of resin infiltration system and different white spot lesions that treated with resin infiltration system.




BACKGROUND: Tooth discoloration is a common dental complaint in a large rate of patients. There are several methods for teeth bleaching and one of them is over-the-counter product such as toothpastes, mouthwashes and strips. Extrinsic stains can be removed by brushing with whitening dentifrices. A new whitening dent frice containing ‘blue-covarine’ claims to optically effect the color of enamel.


AIM: To evaluate the immediate and cumulative dental whitening effectiveness of a toothpaste containing blue-covarine on bovine teeth that seriously discolored by way of staining solutions and to compare the whitening results with the test groups.


MATERIAL AND METHOD:120 bovine teeth were used. The samples were prepared and randomly divided into six groups(n=20). All specimens with the exception of the control group were stained as recommended by Stookey et al.1 with modifications. The samples were brushed with four different toothpastes (three optic, one nonoptic toothpastes). Teeth’s color was measured at baseline, after staining, after one and seven days brushing. Color differences(ΔE) were measured by using reflectance spectrophotometer of Vita Easy Shade (CIE L*a*b*). Colour differences(ΔE) were analyzed by two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) for repeated measurements(p<0.05). 


RESULTS: The analysis showed significant differences between toothpaste types for different paramater. In staining group; the color change was found higher for abrasive(nonoptic) toothpaste than optic toothpastes for one day brushing, there wasn’t any difference between the toothpaste types for seven days brushing. In control group; there was no difference in color change between the toothpaste types.


CONCLUSION: The use of optic and non-optic toothpastes showed improvement in teeth whitening. Blue-covarine based toothpastes are less effective than the non-optic toothpaste for immediate efficiency. For seven days, all the toothpastes we used removed stain and reduced the discoloration probably due to the cumulative acitivity but there is no difference between the toothpastes types we investigated in whitening effect.

Keynote Forum

Merve Aydemir

Research Assistant, Kirikkale University, Turkey

Keynote: The Awareness of Turkısh Athletes About Benefit of Mouthguard Use During Sport

Time : 10:30 am - 11:00 am


Research assistant Merve AYDEMÄ°R ORDU: After graduating from Selcuk University Faculty of Dentistry, she started to the PhD education in Kırıkkale University Faculty Of Dentistry, Department Of Restorative Dentistry. She currently has several accepted publications and posters which are represented in international congresses about chemomechanical method and laser caries removal methods, contemporary classification of post-cores and full ceramic restorations.  In this study, our aim is to evaluate the knowledge of athletes about mouthguards and to expand awareness about this issue.



Background: Traumatic dental injuries during sports may be prevented by the use of protective devices. Mouthguards are considered to be effective devices in buffering blows that might cause dental and maxillofacial injuries.

Aim: To determine the awareness of Turkish athletes about the benefits of mouthguards and their usage routine.

Material-method: This study is conducted to evaluate the level of knowledge about the benefits of mouthguard use of individuals engaged in sports as an amateur/professional. A total of 242 questionnaires were distributed. A face-to-face survey consisting of 10 questions was conducted. The data were analysed using the SPSS 21. Chi-square test Fisher-Freeman-Halton analysis was used for statistical evaluation of the questions.

Result: There was a significant difference between awareness about mouthguards and use of mouthguards (p<0.05): overall,218(90.1%) athletes were aware of mouthguards, but only 57(26.1%) wore them. Also, all of the 141(%58.2) athletes who have experience about mouth injury, only 48(%34) were using mouthguards. Although 120(%49.5) participants were trained in sports injuries, 76(%63) of them still do not use mouthguards. The reasons for not use were as follows: difficulty in breathing, nausea, economic difficulty, negative effects on concentration and performance, lack of knowledge and other reasons. The majority of the athletes(44%) do not use the mouth protectors because they think that their performance will decrease with concentration. In the answers given to the question of using mouthguards in sports branches, contact and martial sports had the highest score of 72% compared to other sports branches.

Conclusion: The study indicated that the majority of Turkish athletes agrees on the benefits of mouthguards but their knowledge about them is limited. Likewise, athletes do not use mouthguards and they do not have much information about mouthguards. It was concluded that the use of mouthguards during sport activities should be promoted in Turkey.