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No day goes by so that no new bomb explodes in our country! A new application brought by a new decision taken every day opens a new black page in the health sector. It’s not even a job for us to face superstitions that are getting a little more away from science every day, which are not clear what it is or why it is.

In order to prevent the application of “dental panoramic film” in pregnant women, they have started a new application. I am amazed at this practice, which is made based on scientific fact.

When you send your pregnant patients to an imaging center with a panoramic film request, you encounter a “red” response. Reasons? ”The Ministry of Health has banned the purchase of radiography in pregnant women, even with a lead apron.” And what is the scientific truth?

According to estimates by the National Council on Radiation Protection & Measures, the effective radiation dose from all sources in the United States is 6.2 mSv per year, of which approximately 3.1 MSV is taken from natural sources (1).

Dental radiography is 0.0001 mSv and is considered harmless. Only one population-based case control study found an association between dental radiography less than 0.4 MSV given to prenatal maternal thyroid and low birth weight (2500 g). But this study is incompatible with other studies and has no biological credibility (2).

“Failure to receive a necessary x-ray involves a greater risk than the radiation itself, ” the Food and Drug Administration of the United States said in a paragraph explaining its opinion on the issue.”he puts the end to the discussion with his statement (3).

However, what is the logic of the Ministry of health not allowing dental x-rays in pregnant women, even with a “lead apron”?

If the goal is to protect community health, shouldn’t the same ministry give pregnant radiology technicians 9 months paid leave? Or give dentists who work in their clinic all day and receive radiography a share of the wear?


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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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