Dental and Maxillofacial Applications
In recent years, there has been intensive research and clinical activity in the areas of biomedical ceramics and maxillofacial materials. A noteworthy feature of this track will be new biomedical ceramics for cell scaffolds. Sessions for both materials areas will be devoted to processing, including imaging, computerized planning, and three-dimensional printing, along with the traditional areas of materials characterization and clinical results. An opening plenary session will have presentations from distinguished investigators in biomedical ceramics, maxillofacial materials, and other current biomedical materials areas. Both oral and poster sessions will be included, along with a panel discussion about current research and future directions. Abstracts on dental alloys and other polymeric dental materials will also be considered for this track, which will include current active areas of dental materials research.
Track Chairs: William A. Brantley, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, USA and J. Robert Kelly, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, USA