”It’s wrong to think that baby teeth will be replaced by new ones,” said Msc, a specialist in pedodontics. Turkey Medicals member Dentist in Turkey pointed out the importance of these baby teeth as follows;

At the beginning of the most important tasks of baby teeth comes nutrition. It provides chewing and nutrition and helps growth and development. In addition, the proper development of speech also depends on the presence of milk teeth. These teeth act as guides to permanent teeth that will come after themselves. The location of baby teeth lost prematurely causes the permanent tooth that will come from below to remain buried or perplexed by the displacement of neighboring teeth to this area. Children who lose their baby teeth early for any reason experience aesthetic concerns and begin to limit communication with their environment.


Caries on baby teeth are preventable and reversible infections. But if left untreated, it can lead to pain, abscess, malnutrition, decreased growth-development, speech disorders, early tooth loss, and social exclusion by some of its peers. Therefore, protective practices are gaining importance in the fight against tooth decay, which is a preventable disease.


Changing baby teeth often happens in the order in which they come out. The lower incisors, which are the first teeth to come out, are the first changing milk teeth. Around the age of 6, baby teeth begin to leave their place to permanent teeth. Changes can occur in riding times, as well as changes can occur in changing times. Changing late or changing early does not pose any problems. All milk teeth change continues until the age of 12.


Not all baby teeth should be expected to come out to start brushing. Brushing begins when the first tooth comes out. Brushing can be done during this period with the help of brushes and water or using baby toothpaste without fluoride. Putty should be placed up to a grain of rice.

In order to prevent early childhood caries, children after the age of 1 should not be given breast milk or any liquid with sugary nutrients before and during sleep.

Decay of teeth should not be expected to go to the dentist. A child experiencing pain will refuse visits to the dentist. World Health Organization and the European Society of pediatric dentists recommend that first dental examination in children in Turkey  be around age of 1. In this check, which seems too early, the main goal is parental notification.

Children should not be intimidated by sentences such as’ if you eat a lot of junk food, your teeth will rot, then they will give you a shot and pull’.

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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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