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In addition to having a bad effect on oral health, carious teeth can also affect heart health. Dental health is important for everyone in general, but it is becoming much more important, especially in children with congenital heart disease and adults with heart valve disease.

Turkey Medicals JCI hospital member and 22 years experience best dentist in Antalya told about several dangerous effects of carious teeth on the dental patient and the relations to heart health.

Bacteremia, which will occur during the intervention on carious teeth, can cause infection of the layer covering the inner surface of the heart and vessels, which we call endocarditis. Endocarditis is an extremely serious clinical picture that requires long-term inpatient antibiotic therapy and carries a risk of death.

If dental health is not taken care of, the infection factors that enter the bloodstream during the filling or extraction of carious teeth, sometimes even just bleeding during brushing, can reach the problem area of the heart and multiply here and cause a serious heart infection.

In order to protect against this dangerous clinical picture called endocarditis, people who are considered risky and have heart disease are given infection-protective antibiotics before dental treatments.

But of course, the most ideal is that oral and dental care is done very well and tooth decay and gum disease are prevented. Therefore, the risk of endocarditis (heart surgery, whether she had or not) with children with congenital heart disease and heart valve disease (especially attached to an artificial heart valve) for adults, dental care, discusses the importance of in terms of heart health.


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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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