Special Issue "Bacterial Interactions with Dental and Medical Materials"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020) | Viewed by 36938
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Interests: oral biofilm; dental materials; dental caries; biomaterials
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The aim of this Special Issue is to present the current scenario of bacteria interactions with biomaterials’ surfaces through original research articles and timely reviews on this subject.
The interaction of bacteria with biomaterials’ surfaces has important clinical implications due to biofilm formation and biofouling. Although biofilms play an important positive role in a variety of ecosystems, they also have many negative effects, including biofilm-related infections in medical and dental settings.
Biofilms account for up to 80% of the total number of bacteria-related infections, including endocarditis, cystic fibrosis, secondary dental caries, periodontitis, rhinosinusitis, osteomyelitis, non-healing chronic wounds, meningitis, kidney infections, and prosthesis- and implantable device-related infections.
Despite efforts to maintain sterility, implantable and restorative medical and dental materials can easily become colonized by bacteria. Major challenges in treating biofilm-related infections are their difficult diagnosis and eradication due to a high tolerance of bacteria to antibiotics.
Many of the interactions of bacteria with surfaces may produce changes in cell morphology and behavior. The current development of nanobiotechnologies also requires a better understanding of cell–surface interactions at the nanometer scale.
This Special Issue calls for recent studies from a range of fields in science and engineering that are poised to guide investigations on tissue-contacting biomaterials to control healing and susceptibility to bacterial colonization and understand mechanisms, clinical perspectives, etc., which, overall, will be beneficial to healthcare.
We invite manuscripts that focus on a wide range of issues and concerns regarding Bacterial Interactions with Dental and Medical Materials including, but not limited to:
- Clinical perspectives for device-associated infections
- Infection models investigating materials’ interaction
- Bacterial response to dental and medical materials’ surfaces
- Antibiofilm-Containing Dental and Medical Devices
- Biomimetic and Antimicrobial Nanotechnology applied to dental and medical materials
- Antibacterial stewardship on biomaterial design and development
- Infection-resisting biomaterials
We very much look forward to your valuable contribution.
Prof. Dr. Mary Anne Melo
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- nanostructured materials
- biomaterial-associated infection