Regular dental cleaning and routine dental check-up in Antalya protect not only oral and dental health, but also general health. “Oral and dental hygiene, which is associated with a number of diseases ranging from heart disease to diabetes, obesity to pneumonia, should not be neglected,” said, a Specialist Dentist.

Turkey Medicals member and Antalya hospital clinic Expert Dentist in Antalya said that good dental hygiene protects not only oral and dental health, but also general health. Dt, who reported that research on the effects of regular dental cleaning and dental visits on diabetes and coronary artery patients has also proven this. “In previous studies, in association of periodontal diseases (inflammation in the gums or tissues that hold your teeth together) with other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity has been found,” was said.

High savings in healthcare costs

Dentist said that the latest research shows that preventive oral care and regular visits to the dentist reduce the costs associated with diabetes and coronary artery disease, and provide significant savings in overall health care costs. Noting that there are important links between general health and dental health, poor oral hygiene can be linked to a number of serious heart problems, as well as pneumonia, dentist continued his words as follows:

“Research has shown that dental problems, especially missing teeth and advanced gum disease, are associated with coronary heart disease, heart failure, heart rhythm disturbance, stroke. Insufficient oral and dental hygiene is also a risk factor for heart valve inflammation.

Because of the diseased tooth, bacteria in the mouth can spread beyond the mouth through the bloodstream and affect many other health problems, from increased inflammation to suppression of immunity.

Oral bacteria and inflammation can contribute to many problems, from pneumonia to kidney cancer, Alzheimer’s to stroke, complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Our advice is to take care of oral and dental cleanliness, as well as to visit the Antalya dentist regularly, even if there are no complaints.”oral and dental cleanliness, as well as to visit the dentist regularly, even if there are no complaints.”


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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