The goal of ongoing research and development in novel dental, oral and maxillofacial biomaterials is to achieve superior material properties, biocompatibility and durability over currently used restorative and implantable systems. Development of the next generation state-of-the-art biomaterials requires integrative approaches with measurement capabilities and assurance strategies to characterize physical, chemical and biological properties for short- and long-term predictions of performance. The emergence and integration of 3D imaging, computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD-CAM), and additive manufacturing (3D printing) techniques with new biomaterials has paved the way for the success of improved interventions in dentistry.
This session will provide a forum for scientists, engineers, clinical professionals, and industrial researchers to discuss recent technical advances that enable quantitative and predictive in-vitro and in-vivo safety and effectiveness evaluations across the product development cycle targeting clinical translation. Special emphasis will be given to discuss challenges and future directions of sensitive measurement technologies , data-driven frameworks and production techniques that provide critical and clinically relevant insights to improve the design, safety and effectiveness of novel biomaterials in terms of biological performance, shelf-life, clinical usability, bond preservation, load-bearing capacity, durability/service-life, and scale-up manufacturing.
Proposed Session Topics
- High-performance materials for additive manufacturing of restoration, reconstruction and repair
- Ceramics for 3D printing of dental devices
- Novel production methods for high-performance materials with increased biological activity
- Smart bioceramics with immediate load bearing capability, drug delivery and osseointegration
- Validation of optimized 3D printing solutions and high-performance materials in digital dentistry
- Smart expert systems for treatment planning and characterization of tissue-material interfaces and material selection
- Novel methods for design, production and implantation in oral, dental, oral and maxillofacial applications
- Digital imaging and software processing techniques to streamline production of surgical guides, devices and treatment planning
- Testing methods for evaluating translational biomaterials