Special Issue "Development, Characterization, and Biological performance of Materials for Bone, Periodontal, and Dental Tissue Regeneration"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. France Lambert
E-Mail Website1 Website2
Guest Editor
1. Dental Biomaterial research Unit (d-BRU), University of Liège, Belgium
2. Department of Periodontology and Oral surgery, University Hospital Center (CHU) of Liege, Belgium
Interests: dental biomaterials; tissue regeneration; dental implant; 3D-printed scaffolds; periodontology; oral surgery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

While tooth loss or damage is widespread in aging societies, restorative materials and autologous grafts for managing dental tissues repair will be increasingly replaced by regenerative materials. The purpose of this Special Issue is to gather the most recent and major scientific progresses on materials specifically dedicated to intra-oral tissues regeneration, including alveolar bone, cementum, periodontal ligament, enamel, dentin, and pulp, as well as mucosal and gingival tissues. Whether they are under the form of nanoparticles, membranes, hydrogels or scaffolds, new materials perform better and better thanks to the development of manufacturing processes (e.g., 3D printing), nanotechnologies, and recent advances in stem cells-based strategies for tissue engineering. These are designed to be easy to handle, biocompatible, and to regenerate the targeted tissue, ideally associated to an improved healing time.

Moreover, this issue will focus on material development and investigations on materials biomechanical properties, surface topography and chemical composition that have to be meet for dental applications. Last but not least, the materials, as they aim to regenerate tissues, have to demonstrate biological performances in vivo, including clot stabilization, cell invasion or guidance as well as cell proliferation and differentiation to obtain a fully regenerated and functional tissue. 

We kindly invite you to submit a manuscript(s) for this Special Issue. Original research articles, short communications, and systematic reviews are all welcome.

Prof. France Lambert
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Biomaterial development
  • Biomaterial characterization
  • Biological performances
  • Intra-oral tissue regeneration
  • 3D-printing
  • Scaffolds
  • Membranes
  • Hydrogels
  • Nanotechnologies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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