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Molecules 2016, 21(2), 207; doi:10.3390/molecules21020207

Organic Nanomaterials and Their Applications in the Treatment of Oral Diseases

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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Blvd. EroiiSanitari, No. 8, RO-050474 Bucharest, Romania
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Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Louisiana State University and LSU Ag Center, 149 EB Doran Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Received: 15 December 2015 / Revised: 20 January 2016 / Accepted: 28 January 2016 / Published: 9 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 20th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Natural Products)
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There is a growing interest in the development of organic nanomaterials for biomedical applications. An increasing number of studies focus on the uses of nanomaterials with organic structure for regeneration of bone, cartilage, skin or dental tissues. Solid evidence has been found for several advantages of using natural or synthetic organic nanostructures in a wide variety of dental fields, from implantology, endodontics, and periodontics, to regenerative dentistry and wound healing. Most of the research is concentrated on nanoforms of chitosan, silk fibroin, synthetic polymers or their combinations, but new nanocomposites are constantly being developed. The present work reviews in detail current research on organic nanoparticles and their potential applications in the dental field. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoparticles; organic; dentistry; polymers; regeneration nanoparticles; organic; dentistry; polymers; regeneration
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Virlan, M.J.R.; Miricescu, D.; Radulescu, R.; Sabliov, C.M.; Totan, A.; Calenic, B.; Greabu, M. Organic Nanomaterials and Their Applications in the Treatment of Oral Diseases. Molecules 2016, 21, 207.

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