Special Issue "Bioactive Materials for Dental and Maxillofacial Repair"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022.
Interests: chemistry; silicate materials; cements; glasses
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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
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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- dental and maxillofacial prosthetics
- bioactive molecules
- tissue regeneration