Dr. Enita Nakaš is currently Head of Orthodontic Department, School of Dental Medicine the University of Sarajevo. She is Associate Professor at the Orthodontic Department, School of the Dental Medicine University of Sarajevo. She is also Managing editor of South European Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research. She graduated in 2001 from the Faculty of Dentistry, Sarajevo. She attended postgraduate studies from 2001 to 2003, School of Dental Medicine in Sarajevo. In 2005 she defended a Master Thesis at the Faculty of Dentistry in Sarajevo entitled “Effect of oral disinfectants in Streptococcus mutants levels in patients with fixed orthodontic appliance.” In 2008 she became a Specialist in Dentofacial Orthopedics and Orthodontics. In 2011 she defended her doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Dentistry in Sarajevo entitled “Assessing the importance of concentration and application interval of local bisphosphonate-clodronate during orthodontic treatment.” In 2015 she obtained the Harvard Clinical Leadership Certification Course, Boston, MA, USA. She is the author of many scientific articles.
INVITED LECTURE: Wake up call for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood (1/1000 children), that can involve the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), consequently affect craniofacial growth, jaw function creating discomfort and pain. From the orthodontic aspect, the TMJ arthritis may cause significant limitations in sagittal and vertical mandibular growth, conditionally resulting in severe micrognathia and anterior open bites with strong esthetic and functional restrictions. Therefore, an early TMJ diagnosis in children with JIA is important in order to prevent a negative effect on the TMJs. This presentation elucidates the importance of early TMJ diagnosis in JIA.