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Special Issue "Advances in Alloys Used in Dentistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Lavinia Cosmina Ardelean

Department of Technology of Materials and Devices in Dental Medicine, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Timisoara, Romania
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Interests: dental materials; dental alloys; dental ceramics; 3D printing in dentistry; CAD/CAM milling in dentistry; corrosion evaluation; dental thermoplastic resins; welding in dentistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to the forthcoming Special Issue “Advances in Alloys Used in Dentistry” in Materials (Impact Factor 2.467).

Starting with the 20th century, alloys have been increasingly used for prosthetic restorations as well as for surgically implanted medical devices. The field of dental alloys is very extensive, encompassing both the materials themselves and the manufacturing methods, which are constantly developing.

Their properties, behavior, and corrosion resistance are of great importance for the success of the prosthetic treatment. In the past, the use of high-nobility alloys generally ensured the quality of fixed partial dentures. However, later on, the increased use of low-nobility or base alloys, due to economic reasons, led to problems regarding their chemical stability, and more attention was paid to their quantification, in terms of corrosion behavior. Dental alloys must have an appropriate corrosion resistance in order to avoid the release of cytotoxic or sensitizing elements into the biological milieu and the presence of a high risk in developing reactions to common or specific allergens. The biocompatibility of dental alloys is of great importance because they are in long-term intimate contact with oral tissues. This is applicable for all types of alloys that are in contact with human tissues. Good corrosion resistance is an important criterion for alloy selection, and influences other alloy properties, such as esthetics and strength.

Both the manufacturing and environmental conditions are of great importance.

Alternatives such as CAD/CAM milling or 3D printing technologies (e.g., direct metal laser sintering, selective laser sintering, selective laser melting, and electron beam melting are now available and trending to take over traditional casting techniques, which are laborious and time-consuming.

The aim of this Special Issue is to give an updated outlook on dental alloys and other types of alloys which are in prolonged contact with human tissues, as well as traditional and innovative manufacturing technologies. It represents a good opportunity for researchers around the world to disseminate different aspects of their work and report their results related to this topic.

Research articles, review articles, and communications are invited for this Special Issue.

Prof. Lavinia Cosmina Ardelean
Guest Editor

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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.


  • manufacturing technologies for dental alloys
  • 3D printing of dental alloys
  • CAD/CAM milling of dental alloys
  • welding of dental alloys
  • types of alloys for dental use
  • corrosion evaluation of dental alloys
  • biocompatibility of dental alloys
  • properties of dental alloys
  • alloys in contact with human tissues

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Planned Paper 1

Title: Study of the corrosion behavior of 317LMN steels, differential analysis with 316L and 904L steels used in prolonged contact with the skin

Authors: Rene Ziegenhagen (@varinor.ch), Lucien Reclaru (@varinor.ch), Lavinia Cosmina Ardelean(@umft.ro)*, and Alexandru Grecu

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