Dental tissue regeneration: Faculty collaborate to review synthetic materials
As nanotechnology continues to experience rapid development, a number of synthetic materials have been proposed for use in tissue regeneration.
Faculty members Dr. Ibtisam Al-Hashimi, professor in periodontics, and Dr. Venu Varanasi, assistant professor in biomedical sciences, contribute to a textbook chapter by exploring synthetic nanoparticles particularly suited to dental tissue regeneration, including:
- zirconia; and
In addition to reviewing the developments in this field, the chapter explores the limitations of bioactive nanomaterials and directions for design of more advanced materials in dental tissue regeneration.
Citation: Xavier JR, Desai P, Varanasi VG, Al-Hashimi I, Gaharwar AK. Advanced Nanomaterials: Promises for improved dental tissue regeneration. In: Kishen A, ed. Nanotechnology in Endodontics: Current and Potential Clinical Applications. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2015:5-18.