Mustafa Oztürk

Cumhuriyet University, Megalopolis, Sivas, Turkey

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Publications (4)4.11 Total impact

  • Mustafa Oztürk, Ilker Ozeç, Erdem Kiliç
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate personal protective equipment such as gloves, mask and protective eye wear used in dental practice in Turkey. An e-mail based self-report questionnaire was sent to dentists during 2002. Dentists in Turkey. 574 dentists aged 22-69 years responded. Thirty-six questionnaires were not included in the results. The results of the present study indicate that a high proportion of younger dentist respondents are using personal protective equipment in accordance with guidelines. More dentists use personal protective equipment for high-risk patients. The percentage of dentists using protective eyewear was low considering the general recommendations. The present study indicated that gloves and masks are used by a high proportion of the respondents. Further education may be appropriate in protective eyewear.
    International Dental Journal 09/2003; 53(4):216-9. · 1.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion is used for the management of transverse maxillary deficiency in the early permanent dentition. The success depends on the maintenance of an adequate blood supply to the mobilized segments. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of corticotomy and midline osteotomy on the tooth pulpal blood flow. Laser Doppler flowmetry was applied as a non-invasive and reliable technique for the assessment of pulpal blood flow in the maxillary centrals, canines and first molars. The blood flow was investigated pre- and postoperatively, on the first, third, and seventh postoperative days bilaterally in 13 cases. The results of this study indicate that ischaemia of the pulp can occur following osteotomy at the Le Fort I level. Corticotomy 5mm above the dental apices and separating the midpalatal suture did not have any serious effect on pulpal blood flow in this study.
    Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery 05/2003; 31(2):97-100. · 1.61 Impact Factor
  • Handan Aker, Mustafa Oztürk, Ilker Ozeç, Hatice Ozer
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    ABSTRACT: Salivary gland tumors are the second most common neoplasm of the mouth following squamous cell carcinoma, and account for a significant proportion of oral tumors. We report a case of an unusual adenoma that presented as a solitary intraoral buccal mass in a 28-year-old male patient. The tumor was intrepreted as an unusual pleomorphic adenoma because of the absence of connective tissue changes and presence of metaplastic epithelial change which is an occasional finding of such tumors. Moreover, the presence of cystic structures with papillary infoldings filled with some crystals and pearl-like keratinized material were also salient features.
    Journal of the Chinese Medical Association 04/2003; 66(3):184-8. · 0.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This article reviews the clinical behavior, histologic features, differential diagnosis, and treatment of a benign osteoblastoma. Benign osteoblastoma is a rare tumor constituting 1% of all primary bone tumors. Only 15% of osteoblastomas occur in the skull and jaw bones. The most common clinical presentation is a painful or tender swelling. A case is presented of a 21-year-old female who had noted discomfort for approximately 2 years, and the pain was not relieved by any analgesic. The choice of treatment was local excision and curettage. In this case, root resorption of the adjacent tooth, which is not a characteristic behavior of osteoblastoma, is seen.
    Quintessence international 03/2003; 34(2):135-8. · 0.71 Impact Factor