Special Issue "Biomaterials and Biological Mediators for Periodontal and Bone Regeneration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: innovative materials and protocols in implant dentistry; periodontal and bone regenerative therapy; in vitro studies on primary periodontal cells and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells; etiopathogenesis and therapy of periodontal and peri-implant disease
Interests: etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of periodontal and peri-implant disease; periodontal and bone regenerative therapy; innovative operative protocols in implantology
As a matter of fact, the treatment of periodontitis represents a relevant public health challenge, with significant socio-economic implications. A large part of such treatment aims to preserve periodontal and bone tissue over time, but in case of tissue loss due to the disease progression the ultimate and most desirable therapeutic goal remains the rebuilding of lost tissues with tissues that are structurally and functionally the same: in few words periodontal and bone regeneration.
Dentistry probably represents one of the medical field in which the study and the utilization of innovative biomaterials and operative protocols for tissue reconstruction is much more present.
Autogenous, omologous, etherologous and synthetic bone grafts, resorbable and non-resorbable membranes, meshes, matrices, fixation pins or screws and other surgical devices, as well as inducing biological mediators, have been proposed and efficiently used to promote the reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues.
In this Special Issue on “Biomaterials and Biological Mediators for Periodontal and Bone Regeneration”, the aim will be to give an updated overview on the most stably recognized regenerative approaches and the most recent new developments for tissue regeneration.
Both pre-clinical and clinical studies are invited to be submitted, as well as narrative or systematic reviews, concerning the characterization of such biomaterials/biological mediators and their clinical applications for the regeneration of intraosseous periodontal defects and furcations, for soft tissue reconstruction (periodontal plastic surgery), for the preservation of post-extraction alveolar sockets and for the reconstruction of lateral and/or vertical bone defects before or contextually to dental implant placement for rehabilitative purposes.
Prof. Marco Annunziata
Prof. Luigi Guida
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- Periodontal regeneration
- Bone regeneration
- Bone augmentation
- Biological mediators