Special Issue "Advances in Dental Biomaterials and Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)
Prof. Dr. William A. Brantley
College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, 3005L Postle Hall, 305 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210, USA
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Interests: structure-property relationships for high-palladium dental alloys; hydroxyapatite-coated titanium dental implants; orthodontic materials; thermal analysis of elastomeric dental materials; biological properties of dental materials; applications of materials science principles to the study of biomaterials; nickel-titanium alloys for orthodontics and endodontics; new biomedical titanium alloys; laser sintering and laser deposition of metallic dental materials; metal-ceramic bonding for dental applications
One of the most active areas of current research in dental biomaterials is the use of special coatings to impart properties that are not available with the underlying substrate materials. The traditional area of utilizing thin layers of dental ceramics bonded to alloy substrates to match the appearance of the underlying tooth structure for metal-ceramic restorations is evolving as new processing techniques and materials are being developed. A major current area with a very large number of published articles is the development of special coatings for dental implants that provide bioactive properties and improved osseointegration with the adjacent bone, yielding superior clinical performance. Exciting new processing techniques and the incorporation of biological species are being intensively pursued for coatings on these implants. Other recent dental materials research on coatings has been reported for orthodontic and restorative dentistry applications. The goal of this special issue is to present the major current areas of research and development in coatings for dental materials and to indicate future directions where research is needed, along with the presentation of relevant scientific principles. Opportunities abound for interdisciplinary work in coatings research that will yield much improved dental materials for future patient populations.
Prof. Dr. William A. Brantley
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Dental materials
- CoatingsMetal-ceramic dental restorations
- Dental implants
- Biological activity
- Nanostructure materials
- Biomimetic materials
- Processing techniques