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Special Issue "Dental Implant Surface: Science and Technology"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2017).
Despite the years of success in dental implants, the key to continued progress is largely dependent on the surface that connects between the materials, such as resin-to-titanium and zirconia and bone-to-titanium. The science and technology involved in dental implants is different from the science involved in orthopaedic implants, because the dental implant is exposed to a harsh oral environment, particularly prone to bacterial adhesion (biofilm) and environental challenge (e.g., pH and temperature). Thus, designing a dental implant with high longevity is deemed to be a challenge of high complexity. Therefore, in this Special Issue, we would like to invite reviews and research articles that focus on the science and technology aspects of the dental implant surface, which is the most important and challenging to tweak for clinical success. In particular, the topic of interest includes, but is not limited to:
- Surface characterization
- Biological and materials interfacial contact
- Surface modification
- Surface chemistry/biology/physics
- Osseointegration and adhesion
Dr. James Kit-hon Tsoi
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. Coatings 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.