What is Pedodontics?
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Dentistry provides didactic and clinical education on preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children. This education is provided for dental students and residents in the pediatric dentistry specialty program.
Full and part time faculties are involved in the didactic training of the dental students in the 3rd and 4th years for undergraduate teaching. In addition, the faculty is responsible for clinical education of undergraduate students in the 4th and 5th years.
After completing a five-year dental school curriculum, three additional years of rigorous training are required in order to become a pediatric dentist. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the needs of infants, children and adolescents, including persons with special health care needs. Pediatric dentists promote the dental health of children as well as serve as educational resources for parents. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that a dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child’s first birthday. Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, modify aberrant habits, and treat as needed and as simply as possible. Additionally, parents are given a program of preventative home care (brushing/flossing/fluorides), a caries risk assessment, information on finger, thumb, and pacifier habits, advice on preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth of children, diet counseling, and information on growth and development.
Our mission is to improve the oral health of infants, children, adolescents and their families with special emphasis given to improving the oral health of children with special health care needs.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Levent DEMİRİZ (Head of Department)
Assist. Prof. Dr Simge DURMUŞLAR
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ebru HAZAR BODRUMLU
Res. Assist. Fulden ŞENYURT
Res. Assist. Betül AKCABAŞ
Res. Assist. Merve ATAŞ
Res. Assist. Fulya TORAMAN
Deciduous teeth embriology, eruption times of the teeth, root resorptions, general morphologic properties of deciduous teeth, histology of deciduous tooth enamel, dentine and pulp, caries in deciduous teeth, cavity principles for deciduous teeth, preventive approaches in restorative dentistry, restorative treatment, the child’s psychological development, behavioral control techniques, anamnesis, methods of clinical examination in pediatric dentistry, radiographic examination in the child, the pulp diseases and treatments in the deciduous tooth, deciduous teeth extraction indication.
The importance of dental caries preventive practices and the scientific basis of prophylaxis, Relationship between nutrition and caries, Caries preventive mechanisms of fluorides, Application methods of systemic and topical fluorides, Determination of caries activity and caries risk in children, Regulation of caries preventive programs for children, Fissure Sealants, Child growth and development, Occlusal guidance, Protective Orthodontics, Supporting tissue injuries and treatments in deciduous and permanent teeth, Trauma, Endodontic treatment of young permanent teeth, Drug approaches in pediatric patients, Painful complications and their treatments in pediatric dentistry, Childhood diseases, Developmental anomalies of teeth, Treatment approaches in children with chronic systemic diseases, Treatment planning in a child patient
Deciduous Tooth Filling, Fissure Sealant, Topical Fluoride Application, Indication Presentation
Deciduous Tooth Filling, Fissure Sealant, Topical Fluoride Application, Indication Present
SPECIALIST TRAINING (DUS)
World examples as seen in specialist training curriculum pediatric dentistry specialist disciplines of treatment protocols covered by hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the needs of infants, children and adolescents, including persons with special health care needs. Pediatric dentists promote the dental health of children as well as serve as educational resources for parents.
After completing the undergraduate education, three additional years of rigorous training are required in order to become a pediatric dentist. Specialized training curriculum prepared in accordance with the international standards, our mission in our university is to train competent professionals to meet the needs of the country, as well as to give proficient education and to create standards.
Bülent Ecevit Universty
Faculty of Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry Phone: 0372 261 35 62