Special Issue "Molecular Research on Dental Materials and Biomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016).
Interests: dental materials; biomaterials; FTIR and Raman spectroscopy
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The history of use of dental materials and biomaterial dates back to the BC era, but the real advances in this field have occurred since 19th century due to the inventing and understanding of new materials. These advances have been due to the continuous quest for new materials and new technologies used for the design and fabrication of new and novel materials, and, in particular, the understanding of new materials with innovative clinical applications. These have only been possible due to interdisciplinary research of a translational nature, where physicians, surgeons, dentists, and materials scientists, work together for a common and targeted goal. It is important for clinicians to understand the needs of the patient, who translates those needs for the materials scientist to develop an implant to improve the quality of life for the patient.
Once the chemical, physical, mechanical, and biological properties of the materials are well understood, then these materials can be tailored to provide specific clinical applications. Development in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine has only been possible due to work from this partnership. This Special Issue will provide an excellent forum to bring together different communities and publish research of a high calibre, which will be beneficial to healthcare.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your manuscript to the Special Issue on “Molecular Research on Dental Materials and Biomaterials” in IJMS, which will surely act as an excellent vehicle for the dissemination of your research. We will accept reviews and original scientific papers in this Special Issue, and very much look forward to your valuable contribution.
Prof. Dr Ihtesham ur Rehman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- dental materials
- fibres glass ionomers
- bioactive glasses
- dental composites
- properties of dental and biomaterials dental applications
- dental technology
- GTR membranes
- restorative materials
- dental implants
- dental tissue engineering
- scaffold for dental tissue engineering
- oral biology
- oral cancers
- drug delivery