Special Issue "Dental Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015)
Dr. Ihtesham ur Rehman
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Kroto Research Institute, Room SO7, 2nd floor, The University of Sheffield, North Campus, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ, United Kingdom
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Interests: dental materials; biomaterials; FTIR and Raman spectroscopy
Dentistry as a specialty is believed to have commenced about 300 B.C. Cavities in teeth have been replaced or restored since ancient times to the 18th century with a variety of materials including stone chips, cork, metal foils or sometimes human teeth. The main goal of dentistry is to enhance the quality of the life of the dental patients. This can be achieved by the development and selection of biocompatible and durable tooth filling materials, i.e., prosthetic materials that are able to stand the adverse conditions of our oral environment.
Over the last 50 years, we have witnessed development, characterization and usage of the materials to repair and replace teeth. There are four main groups of dental materials that are used in a broad range today, metals, ceramics, composites and polymers. The recent focus of the dental materials involves the study of the composition, structure and properties of the materials that dentists and laboratories are using and the way which they are placed. It is true to say that dentists and dental technicians have a wider variety of materials than any other comparable professions.
Recent advances in this field, not only include synthesis and fabrication, but also characterization of these materials which has allowed us to understand these materials better and tailor make them to specific applications, resulting in the creation of new and novel materials that are added to the armory of dental clinicians. Furthermore, the characterization techniques have allowed us to understand the properties of natural hard and soft tissues in detail providing a better understanding of their functions.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this special issue. Full papers, communications and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Ihtesham ur Rehman
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- dental materials, composites
- glass–ionomers, characterisation, bioactive materials
- biocompatibility, oral cancer, properties of dental tissue