Prof. Dr. Faruk Haznedaroğlu

How can we use Ni-Ti devices more safely and effectively in clinical practice?

Ni-Ti alloy was first described by H.M Walia et al. in 1988. Then, with its outstanding features such as superelasticity and resistance to torsion forces, it has been used very commonly in endodontics practice. Although they have significant superiority compared to stainless steel devices, problems such as device breakage, deformations they cause in the form of canal can always be encountered. Therefore, there are constantly new developments to improve the safety and effectiveness of Ni-Ti devices. These developments were related to mainly design, metallurgy and kinematic aspects. In recent years, the concept of minimally invasive has become prominent and Ni-Ti systems compliant with this concept have been introduced. In this conference; I will discuss how the efficiency and safety of Ni-Ti device systems can be improved at clinics and advantages and disadvantages of Ni-Ti systems compared to one another.

He was born in Malatya in 1958. In 1981 he received his dental degree from A.U. Faculty of Dentistry. In 1986 he started I.U. Faculty of Dentistry Department of Restorative Dentistry as a Research Assistant. He completed his Ph.D. studies in two years at the University of Paris 7 Faculty of Dentistry in France between 1987-1989. In 1991 he received the title of Dr. Med. Dent. He received his title as an Associate Professor in 1997 and Professor in 2003. He had been the president of the Turkish Endodontics Association for two terms and he is still a board member. He has represented the faculty as the Senator of I. U. Faculty of Dentistry. He is the founder of I.U. Faculty of Dentistry Ethical Committee of Clinical Research and he served as the president for many years. He is currently the head of the Department of Endodontics in I. U. Faculty of Dentistry.