Special Issue "Bioactive Materials for Dental and Maxillofacial Repair"

A special issue of Prosthesis (ISSN 2673-1592). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioengineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Nichola J. Coleman
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Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TB, UK
Interests: chemistry; silicate materials; cements; glasses
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Prof. John W. Nicholson
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Guest Editor
Bluefield Centre for Biomaterials Ltd., Unit 34, 67-68 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8JY, UK
Interests: chemistry; biomaterials; glass ionomer cements; dental restoratives

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Implantable bioactive materials possess the ability to form a true chemical bond with the host tissue, without the formation of fibrous capsule, by eliciting a biological response at the interface. The term ‘bioactivity’ also refers to small pharmacologically active molecules of natural or synthetic origin that are used in therapeutic applications. In both cases, these bioactive materials/molecules are intended to restore function by stimulating a positive response from the damaged host tissue.

This Special Issue focusses on current initiatives in bioactive materials for dental and maxillofacial repair and restoration. The potential topics for original research articles and critical reviews include but are not limited to the following biomaterials and bioactive molecules:

Dental restoratives for enamel, dentine, pulp and cementum—glass ionomer cements, calcium silicate cements; compomers; bioactive glasses; experimental materials;

Guided tissue regeneration membranes—non-resorbable and biodegradable barriers for the regeneration of cementum, alveolar bone, and periodontal ligament;

Dental socket preservation materials—bioactive glasses; calcium phosphates; polymer and composite scaffolds; allografts;

Dental and maxillofacial implants—metals and their alloys; ceramics; polymers and hydrogels;

Other Topics—sinus lift materials; platelet rich fibrin applications; growth factors and other bioactive molecules.

Dr. Nichola J. Coleman
Prof. John W. Nicholson
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Prosthesis is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • prosthodontics
  • dental and maxillofacial prosthetics
  • biomaterials
  • implants
  • ceramics
  • cements
  • glasses
  • metals
  • alloys
  • polymers
  • bioactive molecules
  • tissue regeneration
  • bone
  • enamel
  • pulp
  • cementum
  • cartilage

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Bioactivity—Symphony or Cacophony? A Personal View of a Tangled Field
Prosthesis 2021, 3(1), 75-84; https://doi.org/10.3390/prosthesis3010008 - 02 Mar 2021
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In the pursuit of better treatments, the concept of a chemically-active material, responding to local conditions by causing reactions, or reacting to produce substances that are deemed beneficial, seems laudable. Ultimately, the goal appears to be to recruit natural biological processes such that [...] Read more.
In the pursuit of better treatments, the concept of a chemically-active material, responding to local conditions by causing reactions, or reacting to produce substances that are deemed beneficial, seems laudable. Ultimately, the goal appears to be to recruit natural biological processes such that a natural ‘repair’ is effected. This goal seems to be the reason for prefixing “bio-” to many terms with a view to advertising the desire, yet without presenting evidence that it has occurred, or indeed that it is capable of occurring, relying instead on non-biological processes to justify the claims. The dogma is such that all work where local ‘responsive’ chemistry is involved must receive the label “bioactive” to legitimize and promote. Nevertheless, the primary evidence adduced is flawed, and the claim must fail. A rethink to restore scientific sense and confidence in the endeavour is essential if real progress is to be made. Full article
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