Special Issue "Antimicrobial Material in Dentistry"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Belén Cabal

Guest Editor
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Research Center, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)-Universidad de Oviedo-Principado de Asturias. El Entrego, Spain
Interests: antimicrobial materials; bioactive glasses; antimicrobial glass-ceramics; nanoparticles; biomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Effective management of oral infectious diseases is a global challenge. Bacteria and biofilm formation on dental hard or soft tissue are the major cause of dental diseases (caries, periodontal and endodontic diseases). A wide variety of dental materials is used in the oral environment for restorative, prosthetic, and implant applications. However, none of these treatments guarantee complete elimination of bacteria/biofilm, nor the prevention of secondary infections. In order to achieve long-term clinical success, it is important to render dental materials with antimicrobial properties. Constant research is needed to continue improving the performance of these materials in dental practice.

The goal of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of the progressions in antimicrobial dental materials and the development of new strategies (not only based on antibiotics) for the prevention of biofilm formation, or for the treatment of dental materials associated infections. All types of articles falling within the scope of the above research areas are welcome.

Dr. Belén Cabal
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • endodontic
  • resin
  • dental implants
  • oral infection
  • antimicrobial
  • bactericidal
  • dental materials associated infections

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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