Prof. Arzu Ari-DemirkayaHead of Department, Orthodontics, Okan University Istanbul DDS (Istanbul University), PhD (Marmara University)

Prof. Arzu completed her DDS at the University of Istanbul, in 1992 and obtained her PhD in Orthodontics at Marmara University, in 1999. She started teaching at the same department in 2001 until 2008. She headed the orthodontic department of the private dental hospital, Dentistanbul for a short period of time. After being promoted to professor in 2014, she was appointed as Head of the Department of Orthodontics at Okan University in Istanbul. She is a supervisor for PhD students, has had multiple publications in several renowned Orthodontic journals and has been a key note speaker at various occasions throughout the world. Her area of expertise includes lingual orthodontics, nasoalveolar molding in CLAP treatment, orthognatic surgery, and TMJ disorders.

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TMD in the Orthodontic Practice


This lecture aims to summarize basic knowledge and skills that an orthodontic practitioner needs, in order to identify and treat patients with temporomandibular disorders in the orthodontic office. Etiology, examination, diagnosis, and treatment modalities will be discussed, along with current concepts of interdisciplinary TMD treatment. This lecture should help orthodontists to differentiate those patients fit for treatment in the orthodontic office from those to be referred to other specialists.


Hands-On Course for 24 Participants