Research on Restorative Dentistry and Dental Biomaterials

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Dentistry and Oral Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 131

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Department of Dentistry, School of Health Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15784 Athens, Greece
Interests: dental biomaterials; restorative dentistry; professional aspects of dentistry (dentistry in unprivileged groups, holistic treatments in caries prevention and diet, dental management, marketing, and dental coaching)
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Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the field of restorative dentistry has witnessed big advancements derived from groundbreaking research in dental biomaterials. This Special Issue aims to explore the cutting-edge developments in biomaterials and technologies that redefine the landscape of restorative dentistry. Emphasizing sustainability and environmental consciousness, we seek contributions that push the boundaries of conventional materials towards greener, longer-lasting, and more dentist- and patient-friendly solutions.

Key areas of interest:

  • Biomimetic materials: Investigating restorative materials inspired by natural structures and processes, mimicking the mechanical and aesthetic properties of natural teeth for enhanced compatibility and performance.
  • Bioactive materials: Exploring the development of dental restorative biomaterials with inherent biological activity, promoting tissue regeneration, antimicrobial properties, and fostering improved integration with the oral environment.
  • Sustainable design: Addressing the environmental impacts of dental restorative biomaterials by researching and implementing sustainable practices, reducing the carbon footprint, and ensuring eco-friendly end-of-life disposal.
  • Advanced technologies: Showcasing the application of emerging technologies such as 3D printing, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence in the design, fabrication, and customization of contemporary restorative materials.
  • Regulatory compliance and approval processes: Exploring the regulatory landscape surrounding dental biomaterials, emphasizing compliance with international standards and navigating the approval processes to ensure the safety and efficacy of new restorative materials.
  • Clinical validation and evidence-based practice: Emphasizing the importance of rigorous clinical validation for new restorative materials, promoting evidence-based practice and establishing a robust foundation for the widespread adoption of these materials within the dental community.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration in restorative dentistry: Encouraging collaborative efforts between dentists, materials scientists, engineers, and regulatory experts to foster an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the multifaceted challenges in the development, testing, and implementation of novel restorative materials.
  • Ethical considerations in research: Investigating the ethical aspects surrounding research methodologies, participant consent, and data transparency for new technologies and materials in restorative dentistry.
  • Education and training in new restorative materials and technologies: Highlighting the importance of integrating education on the latest restorative materials and technologies into dental curricula and dental associations, ensuring that practitioners are well equipped to adopt and implement innovations responsibly.
  • Post-market surveillance: Exploring methodologies for the robust post-market surveillance of dental biomaterials, monitoring long-term performance, reporting on the longevity of restorations, identifying potential adverse effects, and facilitating timely interventions to guarantee ongoing patient safety.
  • Patient-centered decision making: Investigating approaches to involving patients in decision-making processes concerning restorative materials, emphasizing informed consent, patient education, and shared decision making for a patient-centric approach to restorative treatment.

This Special Issue invites researchers, scientists, and practitioners to contribute their expertise and findings to drive the evolution of restorative dentistry towards a sustainable, patient-centric, and environmentally conscious future. Additionally, this Special Issue recognizes the significance of addressing not only the scientific and technical aspects but also the ethical and professional dimensions that shape the landscape of restorative dentistry. Contributions that explore these key areas will contribute to a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved in advancing the field responsibly.

Dr. Maria Antoniadou
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • biomimetic dentistry
  • bioactive biomaterials
  • sustainable dentistry
  • restorative dentistry
  • 3D printing in restorative dentistry
  • nanomaterials for restorative dentistry
  • artificial intelligence in dental restorative materials

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