Istanbul University, Turkey
Basak Keskin graduated from Yeditepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 2011. She then joined the PhD programme of Istanbul University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the same year. She is still a PhD student in Istanbul University and is doing researches in surgical dentistry. She is a member of Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (TAOMS), Turkish Dental Association (TDA). He has more than 15 oral and poster presentations in international congress.
Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) is used to increase the transverse diameter of maxilla by separating the mid palatal suture to gain the movement of maxillary shelves away from each other. Different techniques and modifications have been described. In our cases we used the method; performing Le-fort 1 osteotomy without down fracture and a midline osteotomy and using hyrax. Indications for SARPE, operation technique, possible complications were evaluated in our cases.