Special Issue "Applied Biomaterials in Oral Surgery and Personalized Dentistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Gaetano Isola
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Guest Editor
Department of General Surgery and Surgical-Medical Specialties, School of Dentistry, University of Catania, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
Interests: periodontal disease; periodontal regeneration; biomaterials; local delivery agents; oral surgery; salivary diagnostics; antimicrobial agents; oral health; general health; quality of life
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Dear Colleagues,

The development of new biocompatible materials and/or existing material composition and progressing techniques is expected to broaden the diversity of applications of biomaterials in the dentistry field in the coming years. The progress in materials research clearly requires an improved understanding in multiple disciplines, as well as the development of new design methodologies in order to obtain better properties in biologic performance and better biocompatibility. The objectives of all these biomaterials and technologies are not only to replace missing or damaged tooth tissues but now also to promote tissue regeneration and protect healthy tooth tissue.

Comprehension of recent advances in biomaterials of dentistry would lead to appropriate applications of these biomaterials in clinical cases and successful strategies to improve dental treatment outcomes to better serve patients. It is important to choose the most appropriate material for the regeneration of tooth structures via biomimetic processes. In other words, choosing the appropriate dental materials and their successful clinical use directly affect treatment outcome and long-term results.

Biomaterials and technologies are not only replacing missing or damaged tissues but also promoting tissue regeneration. In this Special Issue, research related to application techniques in dentistry will be analyzed and updated.

Specific areas of current research activity are discussed and some of the required technical advances highlighted.

We especially welcome interventional studies aiming at improving the knowledge of the imaging functional biomaterials and technologies in dentistry. Review studies including those that use conceptual frameworks on any of the aforementioned topics will also be welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Gaetano Isola
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • applied dentistry
  • periodontology
  • oral surgery
  • orthodontics
  • temporomandibular joint
  • quality of life
  • teeth
  • biomaterials
  • software
  • bone
  • periodontal ligament
  • periodontal medicine
  • dental materials
  • oral medicine

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The Combination of Diode Laser and Ozonated Water in the Treatment of Complicated Pulp Gangrene
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(12), 4203; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10124203 - 19 Jun 2020
Abstract
The study aimed to investigate the effects of endodontic space decontamination using a laser combined with ozonated water in the therapy of complicated pulp gangrene. The subject of this in vivo study was a 12-year-old patient diagnosed with extensive periapical periodontitis on the [...] Read more.
The study aimed to investigate the effects of endodontic space decontamination using a laser combined with ozonated water in the therapy of complicated pulp gangrene. The subject of this in vivo study was a 12-year-old patient diagnosed with extensive periapical periodontitis on the mandibular right first molar. Biological samples were initially collected to identify the active pathogen—Enterococcus faecalis, then the nonsurgical endodontic treatment was performed in a single visit, according to the active disinfection guidelines of the identified pathogen. Two-month postoperative, clinical and radiological examination revealed a complete healing of the periapical lesion. The correct diagnosis of this endodontic–periodontal pathology, and the unconventional treatment of the complex system of infected root canals, allowed a favorable treatment result without any surgical intervention. This unconventional approach, which combines a laser technique with ozonated water, allows for predictable results in periapical lesion treatment. Full article
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