Nisa Gül Amuk

Nisa Gül Amuk

Dr. Gül Amuk graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Dentistry in 2009. She completed her Ph.D in the Orthodontic Department of Erciyes University, Faculty of Dentistry between 2009-2014. In 2014 she became Assistant Professor; and in 2020 she received her Associate Professor degree. Dr. Gül Amuk served as the head of the Department between 2015-2019 and still continues as a academic member at the Orthodontic Department of Erciyes University. The researcher’ study on stem cell and gene therapy applications was deemed worthy of the European Orthodontic Society Beni Solow best research article award in 2017, and Orhan Okyay oral presentation award at the 17th International Congress of Turkish Orthodontic Society in 2021 with her TUBITAK project on stem cell applications. In addition, she was granted awards of oral presentations and posters with her studies presented at the International Turkish Orthodontic Society Congresses in 2014, 2018 and 2019, and at the ERDIS International Dentistry Congress in 2020. The researcher’s international collaboration research project with St George’s University of London, Department of Orthodontics was deemed worthy of academic encouragement and support by TUBITAK. She has taken part in many scientific research and thesis projects as the coordinator. Dr. Gül Amuk has many researches published and/or presented in national and international journals and congresses.

Hes academic interests include stem cell and gene therapy applications in orthodontics, non-invasive modalities in orthodontic treatments, orthognathic surgery cases, cleft lip and palate cases and functional orthopedic treatments. Dr. Gül Amuk is married and has two children.

Summary of Speech
Non-invasive Modalities and Stem Cell Applications in Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic Treatment

  • Is it possible to increase the effectiveness of dentofacial orthopedic treatments with non-invasive modalities and stem cell applications?
  • What is the effect of these applications on orthodontic tooth movement and undesired side effects?

Orthodontic treatments for children and adolescents are comprehensive applications that include dentofacial orthopedic treatments of class II and class III skeletal discrepancies and transversal problems such as maxillary deficiency, as well as dental malocclusions. The effectiveness and permanence of skeletal correction in treatments performed during the growth and development period may be at different levels, depending on many factors. On the other hand, in the orthodontic and/or orthopedic treatments of children and adolescents, the expectations of this group of patients regarding the total treatment time and the undesired side effects due to lack of patient compliance lead researchers to introduce new methods for acceleration of treatment. With the developments in biomedical and bioengineering, research and applications on non-invasive modalities and stem cell applications have gained momentum in order to increase the effectiveness of treatment in the correction of skeletal and dental malocclusions, shorten the treatment time and minimize the undesired side effects.

In this presentation, the effectiveness of non-invasive modalities such as photobiomodulation, low-intensity ultrasound, therapeutic vibration and molecular-cellular approaches on orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments will be discussed in the light of animal experiments, preclinical researches and clinical data; The future reflections of the researches carried out on this subject in the past and today will also be discussed.