Professor E. Bahar Tuna Inc

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH)
Defined as a developmental defect of enamel, MIH is characterized by demarcated opacities ranging from white and cream to yellow and brown, sometimes surrounded by normal enamel. This condition affects the incisors and is accompanied by one or more molar teeth. Depending on its severity, resin-based fissure sealants and fillings, stainless steel crowns and even tooth extraction may be considered as a treatment option for teeth affected by MIH. In this presentation, the differential diagnosis and diagnostic criteria, clinical features, symptoms seen in mild-moderate and severe cases will be examined in relation to this clinical condition, and considering of the patient’s need within the minimally invasive concept, ART, protective applications, fluor applications, restorative treatments and extractions will be examined and clinical procedures will be compared and the results will be discussed on a case-by-case and evidence-based basis.

Professor E. Bahar Tuna Ince graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1999 and started her doctoral education at Department of Pedodontics in the same university. In 2006, she completed her Ph.D. and got Med. Dent title. She has studied as a visiting researcher at the Indiana University School of Dentistry Dental Materials Division, Indiana, USA. She worked as a “postdoctoral researcher” at Nihon University, School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry in Tokyo, Japan, and at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Department of Oral Bacteriology at the same time between 2008-2010. She received the title of “Associate Professor” in 2012 , Professor in 2018 and is currently working as a faculty member in the same department. In 2021, she received the M.S. degree in Orthodontics from Yeni Yuzyıl University. Prof. Dr. E. Bahar Tuna Ince has more than 100 articles published in national and international journals, 5 patents granted, 3 book chapters, and more than 200 presentations in national and international congresses. Scientific interests include early term orthodontic treatments, craniofacial syndromes and genetic, dental anxiety and dental biomaterials. She is the member of International Association of Dental Research, European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, International Association of Dental Traumatology and Turkish Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a committee member at the Turkish Society of Pediatric Dentistry.