Special Issue "Current and Future Trends in Dental Materials, Volume II"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2022.
Related Special Issue: Current and Future Trends in Dental Materials in Materials (50 papers)

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo
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Guest Editor
Department of Neurosciences, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: dental materials; dental surgery; restorative dentistry and endodontics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

After our first successful Special Issue "Current and Future Trends in Dental Materials", we have decided to create a second, in order to publish state-of-the-art research in the field of dental materials.

In the last several years, dental biomaterials have been improving following specific clinical needs. Typically, biomaterials have been used as scaffolds in reconstructive oral surgery, or as filling materials in order to repair/restore damaged tooth tissues. The latest trends in the scientific community are mainly focused on the development of bioactive dental materials, with a specific requirement to be active players in the regenerative process. Nowadays, the most frequently used dental materials include resin composite, polymers, glass ionomers, ceramics, titanium, zirconia, and silicate cement. Biomaterials for tissue engineering are also frequently used for the regeneration of hard and soft oral tissue; the continuous development of additive technologies makes such biomaterials able to interact with different interfaces on the same surface. Moreover, the recent progress in software-based manufacturing, the use of biomimetic coatings and the most recent nanotechnologies are significantly improving the biological and clinical performance of future dental materials.

Comprehensive knowledge of the biological, chemical, physical, and mechanical proprieties of dental materials requires a multidisciplinary approach; therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to stimulate worldwide researchers to share their most interesting and promising works. We strive to publish innovative results on several aspects of the biomaterials used in various dental applications. For this purpose, original research articles, review articles, and significant preliminary communications are invited, with particular interest in articles describing current research trends and future perspectives in the dental sciences.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • resin-based dental materials
  • dental alloys
  • dental composite
  • nanomaterials
  • metamaterials
  • tissue engineering devices and scaffolds
  • orthodontic alloys
  • dental adhesion
  • biocompatibility and toxicity of dental materials
  • endodontic cements and materials
  • dental irrigants
  • luting cements
  • impression materials
  • zirconia
  • bioceramics
  • silicate cements
  • dental polymers
  • dental implants
  • dentin bondings

Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • dental materials
  • resin composite
  • endodontic cement
  • titanium implant
  • prosthetic dentistry
  • orthodontic materials
  • regenerative dentistry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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