The aim of Biodental Engineering is to solidify knowledge of bioengineering applied to dentistry. Dentistry is a branch of medicine with its own peculiarities and very diverse areas of action, and in recent years multiple new techniques and technologies have been introduced.

    This book is a collection of keynote lectures and full papers from Biodental 2009 (Porto, Portugal, 26-27 June 2009). The contributions are from nine countries and provide a comprehensive coverage of the current state-of-the-art on several scientific and relevant fields, such as: 

    • Biomechanical disorders
    • Orthodontics
    • Implantology
    • Aesthetics
    • Dental systems
    • Medical devices
    • Medical images

    The techniques and methodologies covered in this book include, among others, the finite element method, experimental techniques, composite materials, clinical studies, biomaterials, rapid prototyping, fracture mechanics, osseointegration, biomechanics, dental prostheses, image processing and analysis, dental systems and equipments and mechanical biology. The book is useful to dentists, engineers, researchers and students in fields of bioengineering, and to suppliers and providers of medical systems, equipment and services related to dentistry.

    Keynote papers
    Collecting research data from clinical practice: How can informatics help?, T.K.L. Schleyer
    Human temporomandibular joint simulation, A. Pérez del Paloma, and M. Doblaré
    Regular papers
    Biomechanical study of changes in buccal bone structure induced by expansion screw, I. Braga, D. Rocha, P. Filgueiras, E. Las Casas, R. Andrade, R. Natal Jorge, and P.A.L.S. Martins
    Simulation of the behavior of mandibular periimplant bone with a remodeling model, J. Ojeda, J. Martínez-Reina, and J. Mayo
    Damage detection in a human premolar tooth from image processing to finite element analysis,
    U. Andreaus, M. Colloca, and D. Iacoviello
    Fracture behaviour of some heat curing dental resins, B. Ghiban, N. Ghiban, A. Ghiban, C.M. Bortun, N. Faur, and A. Cernescu
    Effect of the material of the prefabricated post on restored premolars, P.J. Rodríguez-Cervantes, C. González-Lluch, J.L. Sancho-Bru, A. Barjau-Escribano, A. Pérez-González, and L. Forner-Navarro
    Simulation of the bone filling of a dental alveolus, M.S. Commisso, J. Martínez-Reina, and J. Mayo
    Histological evaluation of pulp tissue and periodontal regeneration in autogenous tooth transplantation, M.M. Ferreira, E.V. Carrilho, L. Carvalho, and M.F. Botelho
    Methods for assessing dental wear in bruxism, A. Batista Meireles, T. Pereira Machado Cornacchia, E.B. Las Casas, F. de Souza Bastos, G.C. de Godoy, F. dos Santos Marques,
    P. Lilles Drews Jr., A. Alves Neto, and M.F. Montenegro Campos
    Three dimensional skeletal muscle tissue modeling, Y.T. Lu, H.X. Zhu, J. Middleton, S. Richmond, L. Beldie, and B. Walker
    New formulations for space provision and bone regeneration, P. Palma, S. Matos, J. Ramos, F. Guerra, H. Figueiredo, and J. Kauser
    An automatic morphometrics data extraction method in dental X-ray image, L.A.P. Neves, P.H.M. Lira, and G.A. Giraldi
    Risk of failure at the cement-enamel junction of a human premolar tooth, U. Andreaus, and M. Colloca
    A mechanobiological model for bone ingrowth on dental implants, M.A. Pérez, J.M. García-Aznar, M. Doblaré, and P. Moreo
    Optical behavior of two dental bleaching agents irradiated with different wavelength, M.V. Lucas, G.R. Sousa, and M. Pinotti
    Influence of Boroxide Bioactive Bioglasses (BBB) on osteoblast viability, P. Valério, A.M. Góes, U. Karacayli, O. Gunduz, S. Salman, A. Zeki Sengil, S. Yilmaz, S. Agathopoulos, and F. Nuzhet Oktar
    Effect of sintering temperature on mechanical properties and microstructure of zeolite (clinoptilolite) reinforced bovine hydroxyapatite (BHA) composites, U. Karacayli, O. Gunduz, S. Salman, L.S. Ozyegin, S. Agathopoulos, A. Zeki Sengil, and F. Nuzhet Oktar
    The thickness of the cortical bone in different maxillae using medical images, E.M.M. Fonseca, M.J. Lima, J.K. Noronha, and M.A.P. Vaz
    Glass-ionomer cements: A review of their engineering properties, J.W. Nicholson
    Computational analysis of thermal and mechanical behaviour of FGM-based (Ti/HA) endosseous dental implants in normal and overloading conditions – A method for designing an FGM-based innovative dental implant, G. Cevola
    Metal ceramic fixed partial denture – fracture resistance, P. Piloto, A. Alves, A. Correia, J.C. Reis Campos, J.C. Sampaio Fernandes, M.A.P. Vaz, and N. Viriato
    Pre-school telediagnosis of dental problems: A teledentistry project, R. Amável, R. Cruz-Correia, and J. Frias-Bulhosa
    The strain patterns of the mandible for different loadings and mouth apertures, A. Ramos, A. Completo, C. Relvas, J.A. Simões, M. Mesnard, and A. Ballu
    Maxilla bone pre-surgical evaluation aided by 3D models obtained by Rapid Prototyping, L. Queijo, J. Rocha, L. Barreira, T. Barbosa, A. Ramos, and M. San Juan
    A numerical framework for wound healing at the bone-dental implant interface, J.C. Vanegas A., N.S. Landinez P., and D.A. Garzón-Alvarado
    Evaluation of desinsertion strength of total prosthesis with an intra-oral transducer, M.H. Figueiral, P. Fonseca, and C. Pereira-Leite
    Analysis of the orthodontic wire behavior through the computational numerical simulation, E.A. Ferreira, A.C. Cimini Jr., E.B. Las Casas, and N.F. Rilo
    Characterization of polymerization reaction of self-curing dental cements using fibre optic sensors, N.J. Alberto, J.L. Pinto, L. Carvalho, and R.N. Nogueira
    Clinical evaluation of implant retained overdentures: Biological complications, J. Galvão-Mendes, M.H. Figueiral, C. Leal Silva, A. Pinho, and F. Morais-Branco
    Case study of a temporomandibular joint hypermobility in classical singing, F.M. Lã, M.P. Clemente, N. Rocha, and J.C. Pinho
    The biomechanical challenge with angled implants, T. Coutinho Almeida, P. Ferrás Fernandes, J.C. Sampaio Fernandes,C. Leal Silva, and A. Pinho
    Biomechanical and clinical performance of a cantilevered tooth-implant fixed bridge, A.A. Sousa, J. Galvão-Mendes, P. Rocha-Almeida, A. Pinho, and J.C. Sampaio Fernandes
    Evaluation of the displacements transmitted to a pig jaw, by orthodontic and orthopaedic devices, A.P. Botto, L. Carvalho, J. Monteiro, N.V. Ramos, M. Vaz, M.B. Hecke, and J. Ustrell
    Comparison of bracket/arch friction for passive self-ligated and conventional brackets, A.R. Barros, and L. Carvalho
    Evaluation of the quantity of MMA released by denture base resins, M. Costa, V. Seabra, A. Amaral, and L. Carvalho
    Muscular and articular forces exerted on the human mandible, M. Mesnard, A. Ballu, A. Ramos, J.A. Simões, V.A. Lokhov, and Y.I. Nyashin
    Stress distribution on cantilever dental prostheses, A. Correia, J.C. Sampaio Fernandes, J.C. Reis Campos, M. Vaz, N.V. Ramos, and J.M. da Silva
    Clinical evaluation of implant-retained overdentures: Mechanical complications, J. Galvão-Mendes, P.J. Almeida, J.C. Reis Campos, C. Leal Silva, and J.C. Sampaio Fernandes
    Bioactive nanohybrid scaffolds mimicking natural dentin xenotransplanted in immunodeficient mice, A. Vallés, E. Novella, M. Sancho, G. Gallego, M. Monleón, and C. Carda
    Manufacturing and evaluation of the effectiveness of a new custom mouthpiece for wind instrumentists, D. Coimbra, A. Portela, J. Frias-Bulhosa, J. Cavalheiro, and M. Vasconcelos
    Minor maxillofacial bone augmentation for dental prostheses implantation, A.I. Silva, C. Calado, J. Julião, M.C. Gaspar, and F.V. Antunes
    Author index


    R.M. Natal Jorge, Sónia M. Santos, João Manuel R.S. Tavares, Reis Campos, Mário A.P. Vas