Health, Science-Technology

Turkish scientists’ newly 'patented' method to alter concept of dental treatment

Using proteins within human body, ‘original’ treatment is to make shorten recovery period, reform bone tissue, reduce loss of tooth

Burcu Calik Gocumlu   | 05.07.2022
Turkish scientists’ newly 'patented' method to alter concept of dental treatment

ANKARA

A group of Turkish scientists is preparing to introduce a new treatment method based on the use of the proteins within the human body to strengthen the jawbone and teeth structure, and quicken the process of healing following dental operations.

The hard work of the group, composed of Dr. Aylin Sepici Dincel along with Dr. Altay Uludamar and Dr. Erdal Ergunol, is finally bearing fruit after three-and-a-half years of extensive research as the Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) approved use of the method, which will be under protection for patent rights in 156 countries.

The process is going on track as animal trials of the fresh treatment method were concluded successfully and the phase studies are still ongoing, according to Uludamar, who said the objective was to prevent loss of tooth and shorten the healing period of challenging dental treatments.

"(Treatment) will ensure the faster recovery and creation of high-quality bone structure by use of body's very own mechanism," Uludamar said, adding the protein extracted from the patient's body would be used for treatment that could be applied locally.

He went on to note that reformation of bone tissue, caused by gingival diseases, would be possible if further progress was achieved and loss of teeth would be minimized.

Our experimental studies are underway and we are planning on launching clinical studies as soon as possible, he added.

Stressing that it was quite difficult to get an international patent in health-affiliated sectors, he also said that the WIPO report viewed the treatment method as "new, original, and industrially applicable" and the Turkish scientists would be the very first professionals to use this approach.

* Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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