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Designing Bioactive Polymeric Materials For Restorative Dentistry

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ISBN 9781498778862
November 27, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
272 Pages - 40 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Restorative biomaterials in dentistry are designed to restore the shape and the function of the teeth. Their applicability are related to restorative procedures such as dental restorations, dentures, dental implants and endodontic materials. This book will review the current state-of-art for restorative biomaterials as well as discuss the near-future trends in this field. It will examine the biomaterials utilized in restorative dental applications 9bonding, composities, cements, and ceramics) and assessin the design for these materials and role of nanotechnology.

Table of Contents

1. Bioactivity via Restorative Dental Materials.
Mary Anne S. Melo, Ashley Reid , Abdulrahman A. Balhaddad
2. Current status and role of dental polymeric restorative materials.  
Haohao Wang, Suping Wang, Xuedong Zhou, Jiyao Li, Libang He, Lei Cheng
3. Impact of dental caries on survival of polymeric restorations.  
Maximiliano Sérgio Cenci, Tamires Timm Maske, Françoise Hélène van de Sande
4. Interactions Between Oral Bacteria and Antibacterial Polymer-based Restorative Materials.  
Fernando L. Esteban Florez and Sharukh S. Khajotia
5. Biomaterial, Host and Microbial Interactions- Factors to Consider when Developing Resin-based Restorative Materials. 
Kimberly Ngai and Yoav Finer
6. Advances in the development of antibacterial composites.  
Suping Wang, Haohao Wang, Xuedong Zhou, Jiyao Li, Libang He, Lei Cheng
7. Nanotechnology and delivery system applied to biomaterials to prevent oral biofilm formation.  
Jin Xiao, Yuan Liu, Marlise I Klein, Anna Nikikova, Yanfang Ren
8. Antibacterial, pH Neutralizing, and Remineralizing Fillers in Polymeric restorative Materials.  
Abdulrahman A. Balhaddad, Maria Ibrahim, Michael D. Weir, Hockin H. K. Xu
9. Methods for characterization of bioactivity in the tissue engineering approach.  
Jirun Sun, Joy P. Dunkers, Sheng Lin-Gibson, and Nancy J. Lin
10. Quantum dots as biointeractive and non-agglomerated nanoscale fillers for dental resins. 
Isadora Martini Garcia and Fabrício Mezzomo Collares

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Mary Anne Melo, DDS, MSc, Ph.D. FADM, is an Associate Professor and Division Director of Operative Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Melo went to dental school at the University of Fortaleza, Brazil, completed a residency in operative dentistry, Master and Ph.D. at the Federal University of Ceara, and pursue fellowship training in dental materials at the University of Maryland before joining the operative faculty.

Dr. Melo is a clinician, researcher, and educator. In her teaching work, she directs and participates in Restorative Dentistry predoctoral and postgraduate courses and mentors students in their master and Ph.D. research projects. Her main areas of research are focused primarily on 1) Oral biofilm control with nanotechnologies by investigating the anti-biofilm nanotechnologies for the oral health care field; 2) Biofilm modeling with the development of new in vitro caries/biofilm models; 3) evaluate antimicrobial properties of biomaterials and 4) the translational research for the development of clinically relevant therapeutic strategies for control of dental caries.

She has authored over 100 original articles and serves as ad hoc reviewer and in the editorial board for several scientific journals in Dentistry, Medicine, and Biomaterials. Dr. Melo is a fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials and a current member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the International Association for Dental Research, the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Melo’s unique qualifications as a researcher with clinical, and materials science perspectives and preeminent research, have successfully aligned her role to advances to the dental field.