Prof. Dr. Özgür İlke Atasoy Ulusoy

Endodontic Hints for the Treatment of Root Resorptions

The prevalence of dental root resorptions seems to be increasing in recent years. Orthodontic tooth movement and dental trauma are considered as two major potential predisposing factors for the injury and stimulation phases of root resorption. Removal of stimulation factor, making a correct diagnosis, and a proper classification are key points to design the appropriate treatment plan for root resorptions. The scope of this lecture is to discuss the advances in diagnostic tools, classification, and treatment strategies for dental root resorptions. Management of some severe external and internal root resorption cases using conventional endodontic therapy and novel tricalcium silicate-based materials, and/or surgical interventions will also be presented with long-term follow-ups.

Prof. Özgür İlke Atasoy Ulusoy has completed her dental education at Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University in 2001. She has gained her PhD degree in 2007 in the scientific area of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics at the same institution. She was assigned as Associate Professor in 2012, and Professor in 2018. Dr. Ulusoy is still working as an academic staff member at Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, dealing with educational, clinical, and research activities. She is also serving as the Vice Dean of the Gazi University Dental Faculty since 2020. She has authored many national and international scientific publications and attended to many scientific meetings as an invited speaker. Dr. Ulusoy is a member of Turkish Dental Association, European Endodontic Society, Turkish Endodontic Society, and Asian Pasific Endodontic Confederation. She served as the secretary and member of the Education Committee of Asian Pasific Endodontic Confederation from 2019 to 2021.