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Current and future biomaterials for dental application

Edited by: Prof Hyeong-Cheol Yang

A variety of dental biomaterials have been developed as clinical needs of dental patient increase. Newly developed dental biomaterials should be physically stable and biocompatible for their own purposes in oral environment. Currently, the most frequently used dental materials include resin composites, titanium alloys, zirconia and etc. Materials for tissue engineering are also attracting interests for hard and soft oral tissue regeneration. This special issue titled 'Current and future biomaterials for dental application', which is published in Biomaterials Research, covers preparation, modification, biocompatibility and physical property of current and future dental biomaterials.

  1. Research article

    Titanium surface modification by using microwave-induced argon plasma in various conditions to enhance osteoblast biocompatibility

    Titanium is a well proven implantable material especially for osseointegratable implants by its biocompatibility and anti-corrosive surface properties. Surface characteristics of the implant play an important ...

    Gyeung Mi Seon, Hyok Jin Seo, Soon Young Kwon, Mi Hee Lee, Byeong-Ju Kwon, Min Sung Kim, Min-Ah Koo, Bong Joo Park and Jong-Chul Park

    Biomaterials Research 2015 19:13

    Published on: 10 May 2015

  2. Research article

    Electron beam effect on biomaterials I: focusing on bone graft materials

    To develop biocompatible bony regeneration materials, allogenic, xenogenic and synthetic bones have been irradiated by an electron beam to change the basic structures of their inorganic materials. The optimal ...

    Soung Min Kim, Huan Fan, Yun Ju Cho, Mi Young Eo, Ji Hyun Park, Byung Nam Kim, Byung Cheol Lee and Suk Keun Lee

    Biomaterials Research 2015 19:10

    Published on: 21 April 2015

  3. Research article

    Regeneration of rabbit calvarial defects using cells-implanted nano-hydroxyapatite coated silk scaffolds

    The aim of this study was to characterize the efficacy of nano-hydroxyapatite-coated silk fibroin constructs as a scaffold for bone tissue engineering and to determine the osteogenic effect of human dental pul...

    Jin-Young Park, Cheryl Yang, Im-Hee Jung, Hyun-Chang Lim, Jung-Seok Lee, Ui-Won Jung, Young-Kwon Seo, Jung-Keug Park and Seong-Ho Choi

    Biomaterials Research 2015 19:7

    Published on: 21 March 2015

  4. Research article

    Mycoplasma detection and elimination are necessary for the application of stem cell from human dental apical papilla to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

    Recently, postnatal stem cells from dental papilla with neural crest origin have been considered as one of potent stem cell sources in regenerative medicine regarding their multi-differentiation capacity and r...

    Byung-Chul Kim, So Yeon Kim, Yong-Dae Kwon, Sung Chul Choe, Dong-Wook Han and Yu-Shik Hwang

    Biomaterials Research 2015 19:6

    Published on: 19 March 2015