ABOUT THE “AMALGAM” RESTORATION MATERIAL USED IN DENTISTRY

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AMALGAM CAN BE USED SAFELY

In past, there has been a biased and unfair discussion in various media outlets about the “Amalgam” restoration material used in dentistry. In response to these views, which insist that amalgam restorations are harmful to human health, we bring to the attention of the public the latest scientific reports of the World Dental Association (FDI) and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Joint results of the World Dental Association (FDI) 2011 statement and the American Dental Association (ADA) December 2010 report.

Dental amalgam is a reliable and effective (effective, useful) restorative material.

With its high mechanical resistance, Edge adaptability and long-term permanence, it is very suitable for the restoration of large oclusal tooth surfaces.

In 6 years of age and older, no causal relationship was established between dental amalgam and health side effects. In addition, 2 studies found no neurological and kidney problems associated with the use of amalgam in people aged 6 years and older.

Based on scientific research, the American food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that mercury vapor released from dental amalgam does not cause side effects that can be associated with mercury in individuals 6 years of age and older.

The daily dose of Mercury formed in children under 6 years of age with Dental amalgam is lower than the estimated daily dose.
He decided that mercury vapor in the mother’s milk, consisting of Dental amalgam, does not pose a risk to the baby.

Scientific evidence-based studies suggest that Dental amalgam is safe for health.

Negative opinions expressed about Amalgam do not help solve society’s oral and dental health problems, but rather cause anxiety and cause question marks, as can be seen from reactions from various segments of society.

We would like to emphasize once again that “Amalgam” is a restoration material that is accepted all over the world in order to be an interpreter of the justified reactions that have reached our union and to ensure public awareness. It is safely used in the treatment of patients by our colleagues in the world and in our country. Currently, there is no alternative restoration material that can be used in place of dental amalgam.

We’ll bring it to the public’s attention.
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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.

Awards:

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.

Certificates:

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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