Emerging Nanotechnologies in Dentistry

Processes, Materials and Applications


  • Karthikeyan Subramani, Department of Orthodontics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • Waqar Ahmed, Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

New nanomaterials are leading to a range of emerging dental treatments that utilize more biomimetic materials that more closely duplicate natural tooth structure (or bone, in the case of implants). The use of nanostructures that will work in harmony with the body’s own regenerative processes (eg, to restore tooth structure or alveolar bone) are moving into clinical practice. This book brings together an international team of experts from the fields of nanomaterials, biomedical engineering and dentistry, to cover the new materials and techniques with potential for use intra-orally or extra-orally for the restoration, fixation, replacement, or regeneration of hard and soft tissues in and about the oral cavity and craniofacial region. New dental nanotechnologies include the use of advanced inorganic and organic materials, smart and biomimetic materials, tissue engineering and drug delivery strategies.
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  1. Industry sector / academic specialisation

  • Bio-nanomaterials
  • Dental biomaterials
  • Dental researchers and clinical practitioners, primarily in the areas of dental materials, restorative dentistry, implantology, oral surgery and periodontics.
  • Dental and orthopaedic implant companies
  • Companies manufacturing Dental composite resin (tooth coloured restorative filler materials)
  • Biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies producing bone and tissue regenerative biomaterials.
  • Biosensor companies

Job title / function

    • Nanotechnology students ( postgraduate and doctoral students)
    • Dentistry (postgraduate and doctoral students)
    • Clinical practitioners (dentistry / dental implants)
    • Medicine ( postgraduate and doctoral students)
    • Allied health care professionals and students ( postgraduate and doctoral students)
    • Biotechnology (postgraduate and doctoral students)
    • Biomedical Engineering ( postgraduate and doctoral students)
    • Material scientists and students ( postgraduate and doctoral students

Applied researchers and academicians in the field of dentistry, nanotechnology, oral biology, biomaterials, biosensors, microbiology, biomedical nanotechnology and tissue engineering.


Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-7862-1

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Nanotechnology and the future of Dentistry 
CHAPTER 2 Nanoparticles for Dental Materials: Synthesis, analysis and Applications 
CHAPTER 3 Antimicrobial nanoparticles in Restorative Composites 
CHAPTER 4 Nanotechnology in operative dentistry: a perspective approach of history, mechanical behavior and clinical application 
CHAPTER 5 Nanotechnology and dental implants 
CHAPTER 6 Titanium surface modification techniques for dental implants - From microscale to nanoscale 
CHAPTER 7 Titanium nanotubes as carriers of osteogenic growth factors and antibacterial drugs for applications in dental implantology 
CHAPTER 8 Cellular responses to nanoscale surface modifications of titanium implants for dentistry and bone tissue engineering applications 
CHAPTER 9 Corrosion Resistance of Ti6Al4V with Nanostructured TiO2 Coatings 
CHAPTER 10 Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes/Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles incorporated GTR membranes 
CHAPTER 11 Fabrication of PEG hydrogel micropatterns by Soft-photolithography and PEG hydrogel as Guided Bone Regeneration membrane in dental implantology 
CHAPTER 12 Nano-Apatitic Composite Scaffolds for Stem Cell Delivery and Bone Tissue Engineering 
CHAPTER 13 Self-assembly of Proteins and Peptides and their applications in Bionanotechnology and Dentistry 
CHAPTER 14 Bone regeneration using self-assembled nanoparticle based scaffolds 
CHAPTER 15 Surface engineering of Dental Tools with diamond for improved life and performance 
CHAPTER 16 Nanomechanical characterization of mineralized tissues in the oral cavity 
CHAPTER 17 Nanoindentation techniques for the determination of mechanical properties of materials in dentistry 
CHAPTER 18 Nanocharacterisation techniques for dental implant development 
CHAPTER 19 Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems for Oral Cancer Treatment 
CHAPTER 20 Carbon nanotubes in cancer therapy and drug delivery 
CHAPTER 21 Nanodiagnostics in Microbiology and Dentistry