Cekici Ali

Assoc. Prof. Ali Cekici was born in Istanbul in 1977. He graduated from Istanbul University School of Dentistry in 2000. He received his PhD degree from Istanbul University School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology in 2007. He has started working in the same department as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2007. He completed his two-year post-doctoral research at The Forsyth Institute in Boston, USA in 2012. He’s got his tenure in 2014 and is still working as an Associate Professor at Istanbul University School of Dentistry Department of Periodontology.

He has been a board member of the Turkish Society of Periodontology since 2014, where he still serves as the general secretary. He has taken the role as the Ambassador for the EuroPerio 9 and EuroPerio10. He also serves as the EFP delegate of Turkish Society of Periodontology. He is a member of the Scientific Affairs Committee of the EFP.

The Philosophy and Successful Application of Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Non-surgical periodontal treatment, also known as Phase I therapy or Intial periodontal therapy is one of the most important steps in the systemical structure of periodontal treatment approach. The philosophy behind this approach gives its potential for success in terms of resolution of periodontal inflammation and healthy periodontal tissues for longer periods. With our increased knowledge in periodontal disease pathogenesis and technological advances in our tools and devices, we have better treatment outcomes with non-surgical treatment alone.

In this lecture, how to apply non-surgical periodontal treatment in clinical practice and how to be successful every time will be discussed with clinical cases. The advances in our tools and devices that are used during the treatment will be overviewed.