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Faculty of Product Design and Environment, Department of Product Design, Mechatronics and Environment, Transilvania University of Brasov, Eroilor 29, 500036 Brasov, Romania
National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics-INOE 2000, 077125 Magurele, Romania

Surfaces in Healthcare Bridging Medicine and Dentistry with Material Science

Abstract submission deadline
8 October 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
8 January 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

This MDPI Topic is centered on the innovative use of material science in developing surfaces for healthcare applications focusing on medicine and dentistry. It aims to explore the intersection where advanced materials meet healthcare needs, showcasing how surface technologies can enhance medical devices, dental implants, and patient care. By featuring research that spans from the molecular design of surfaces to their practical applications, this issue offers a comprehensive view of how cutting-edge material science is revolutionizing both medical and dental fields, fostering a synergy between two closely related yet distinct areas of healthcare.

Suggested Topics:

Integration of Antimicrobial Surfaces in Healthcare: Investigating the design and effectiveness of antimicrobial surfaces in medical and dental settings to combat infections.

Advancements in Photocatalytic Surfaces for Sterilization: Exploring the applications of photocatalytic materials in sterilizing medical and dental tools and environments.

Innovations in Smart Surfaces for Drug Delivery: Examining intelligent surfaces in medical devices for controlled drug release, with potential applications in targeted dental treatments.

Biocompatible Surfaces in Medical and Dental Implants: Focusing on the development of biocompatible materials that improve the safety and effectiveness of implants in both medicine and dentistry.

Surface Engineering for Enhanced Diagnostic Accuracy: Discussing the role of advanced surface technologies in improving diagnostic devices, including those used in dental diagnostics.

Eco-friendly and Sustainable Materials in Healthcare Surfaces: Addressing the environmental impact of surface materials used in medical and dental applications, promoting sustainability.

Material Science in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics: Exploring how new materials and surface technologies are being applied in orthodontic and prosthodontic devices for improved performance and patient comfort.

This issue aims to be a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and dental practitioners, highlighting the dynamic role of material science in evolving healthcare technologies.

Prof. Dr. Luminiţa Andronic
Dr. Alina Vladescu
Topic Editors


  • material science innovations
  • medical surface engineering
  • dental
  • material technologies
  • antimicrobial surfaces
  • photocatalytic sterilization
  • biocompatible implants

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
3.4 4.7 2011 13.8 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Dentistry Journal
2.6 4.0 2013 27.8 Days CHF 2000 Submit
Journal of Functional Biomaterials
4.8 5.0 2010 13.3 Days CHF 2700 Submit
3.4 5.2 2008 13.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
5.0 6.6 2009 13.7 Days CHF 2700 Submit is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

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