Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Oral and Dentofacial Surgery"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Material sciences is a major field of research in the current era of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. New developments in this field define the new frontier in many medical disciplines. Biomaterials play a significant role in the expansion of regenerative treatments of the maxilla, allowing a more sophisticated oral rehabilitation of edentulous patients. Periodontology, oral surgery, esthetic and implant dentistry are significant beneficiaries of the recent promising developments. These interconnected clinical domains are themselves major sources of research in implantable materials, particularly for bone materials and surgical adjuvants.
During the last decades, a plethora of different types of bone graft, adjuvants, bone substitutes, growth and differentiation factors, enamel matrix proteins, and various combinations thereof have been employed to achieve bone and periodontal regeneration. Despite positive observations in animal models and successful outcomes reported for many of the available regenerative techniques and materials in patients, robust information on the degree to which the reported clinical improvements reflect true bone and periodontal regeneration does not exist.
Thus, the aim of this Special Issue is to update and summarize the available evidence of the beneficial effects of biomaterials on periodontal wound healing and regeneration in bone reconstruction and in the treatment of defects and atrophies.
We especially welcome interventional studies aiming at improving the knowledge of the effectiveness of biomaterials and adjuvants in dentistry. Review studies including those that use conceptual frameworks for any of the aforementioned topics will also be welcomed.
It is my pleasure to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue.
Prof. Gaetano Isola
Dr. Vincenzo Grassia
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- Periodontal regeneration
- Bone regeneration
- Periodontal disease
- Peri-implant disease
- Growth factors
- Oral surgery
- Periodontal surgery