Special Issue "Endodontic Biomaterials"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Prof. Dr. João M. Santos
Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Blocos de Celas-CHUC, Av. Bissaya Barreto, 3000 - 075 Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: Endodontics; Biocompatibility; Root Canal Filling; Bioceramics; Vital Pulp Therapy; Regenerative Endodontic Procedures; Photodynamic Therapy
Endodontics is currently going through one of the most exciting periods of knowledge expansion within the history of the discipline, especially in terms of the future clinical translation of scientific attainments, largely driven by new insights in pulp biology and biomaterial development.
One of the focuses of biomaterials science is to engineer substances to be used in therapeutic procedures, able to interact with the components of living systems and promote specific treatment goals in order to improve the expected clinical outcomes. The immense advances verified over the last two decades with the introduction of breakthrough materials for root canal filling, pulp capping and regenerative endodontic procedures represent a leap forward in our capacity to simplify current complex therapeutic approaches in the endodontic field. Hopefully this will allow for more conservative treatment options to manage pulpal and periapical pathology and preserve the natural dentition of our patients.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the various aspects of biomaterials development and testing, from physicochemical evaluations to biological in vitro and in vivo assessments of performance before their introduction to clinical use.
Prof. Dr. João M. Santos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- In vitro testing
- In vivo testing
- Regenerative endodontics
- Vital pulp therapy
- Root canal filling