Chitosan Biomaterials for Current and Potential Dental Applications
AbstractChitosan (CHS) is a very versatile natural biomaterial that has been explored for a range of bio-dental applications. CHS has numerous favourable properties such as biocompatibility, hydrophilicity, biodegradability, and a broad antibacterial spectrum (covering gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria as well as fungi). In addition, the molecular structure boasts reactive functional groups that provide numerous reaction sites and opportunities for forging electrochemical relationships at the cellular and molecular levels. The unique properties of CHS have attracted materials scientists around the globe to explore it for bio-dental applications. This review aims to highlight and discuss the hype around the development of novel chitosan biomaterials. Utilizing chitosan as a critical additive for the modification and improvement of existing dental materials has also been discussed. View Full-Text
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Husain, S.; Al-Samadani, K.H.; Najeeb, S.; Zafar, M.S.; Khurshid, Z.; Zohaib, S.; Qasim, S.B. Chitosan Biomaterials for Current and Potential Dental Applications. Materials 2017, 10, 602.
Husain S, Al-Samadani KH, Najeeb S, Zafar MS, Khurshid Z, Zohaib S, Qasim SB. Chitosan Biomaterials for Current and Potential Dental Applications. Materials. 2017; 10(6):602.Chicago/Turabian Style
Husain, Shehriar; Al-Samadani, Khalid H.; Najeeb, Shariq; Zafar, Muhammad S.; Khurshid, Zohaib; Zohaib, Sana; Qasim, Saad B. 2017. "Chitosan Biomaterials for Current and Potential Dental Applications." Materials 10, no. 6: 602.
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