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Advanced Dental Biomaterials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081024768, 9780081024775

Advanced Dental Biomaterials

1st Edition

Editors: Zohaib Khurshid Shariq Najeeb Muhammad Sohail Zafar Farshid Sefat
Paperback ISBN: 9780081024768
eBook ISBN: 9780081024775
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 24th May 2019
Page Count: 758
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Advanced Dental Biomaterials is an invaluable reference for researchers and clinicians within the biomedical industry and academia. The book can be used by both an experienced researcher/clinician learning about other biomaterials or applications that may be applicable to their current research or as a guide for a new entrant into the field who needs to gain an understanding of the primary challenges, opportunities, most relevant biomaterials, and key applications in dentistry.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive review of the materials science, engineering principles and recent advances in dental biomaterials
  • Reviews the fundamentals of dental biomaterials and examines advanced materials’ applications for tissues regeneration and clinical dentistry
  • Written by an international collaborative team of materials scientists, biomedical engineers, oral biologists and dental clinicians in order to provide a balanced perspective on the field


Materials scientists, dental practitioners, dental students, dental specialist trainees

Table of Contents

Part 1: Fundamentals of Dental Biomaterials
Introduction to Dental Biomaterials and their Advances
Dental Biomaterials Properties and Characterization Techniques

Part 2: Restorative Materials
Glass Ionomers Cements (GIC) Chemistry
Enamel Etching and Bonding Agents

Resin-based Dental Composites for Tooth Filling
Dental Amalgams 

Part 3: Endodontic Materials
Obturation materials 
Irrigators and intra-canal medicaments
Endodontic sealers

Part 4: Prosthodontic Materials
Impression Materials for Dental Prosthesis
Ceramic Materials in Dentistry
Acrylic Resin-based Materials in Dentistry
Fibre-Reinforced Composites in Dentistry

Zirconium in Dentistry

Part 5: Dental Laboratory Materials
Dental gypsum and investments (Composition, Types, Manufacturing, Applications)



Part 6: Orthodontic Materials
Orthodontic Wires
Orthodontic Brackets 
Elastomeric Ligatures and Chains

Part 7: Regenerative Dentistry Materials and Advanced Technologies
Biomaterials for Craniofacial Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Dentistry

Dental Bone Cements and Bone Substitutes
Calcium as a Dental Regenerative Material
Bioactive Glasses (Structure and Application)

Graphene to improve the physicomechanical properties and bioactivity of cements and metal implants 
Biomaterials for Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation/Reconstruction

Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Dentistry

Nano Glass Ionomer Cement: Modification for the Bone Regeneration/Dental Applications

Digital Dentistry


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About the Editors

Zohaib Khurshid

Dr. Zohaib Khurshid is graduated with B.D.S from the University of Karachi, Pakistan and MRes in Biomaterials from the University of Birmingham, UK. Currently, he is a lecturer and researcher in the Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology Department, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. Up to date, he published 50 plus scientific papers in high impact factor journals, and he edited 3 dental books with the Asian publisher. His research interests cover natural materials incorporation in dental biomaterials, oral antimicrobial peptides, dental implant materials, salivary proteins and peptides, salivary diagnostics and regenerative dental materials. He is a reviewer and an editorial member of for highly indexed dental journals. He is also a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Shariq Najeeb

Dr. Shariq Najeeb is a dentist, academician, author and a researcher. He completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Karachi in 2010. He acquired his Master of Dental Materials at the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield. Soon after his Masters, he served as the course director and lecturer for Dental Materials Science at Al-Farabi Dental Colleges, Saudi Arabia. His research project in Sheffield focused on the production of a novel, inexpensive tissue regenerative material. The results from that project were published in the Dental Materials journal. Overall, he has contributed to the publication of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications. Furthermore, he has served as a reviewer in numerous reputable journals, including the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Dental Traumatology. He currently resides in Calgary, Alberta

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Department of Endodontics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Muhammad Sohail Zafar

Dr. Muhammad Sohail Zafar is Associate Professor of Dental Biomaterials in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Taibah University, Al Madina Al Munawara, Saudi Arabia. Dr Zafar completed his PhD at Nottingham Trent University (2011) after obtaining a master’s degree in Dental Materials from the Queen Mary University of London, UK (Distinction level research project; 2007). During PhD, he has completed an NIH funded research project on natural silk for biomedical applications. He is a research-led academician having considerable experience in teaching, research and clinics management and the successful implementation of operating procedures in academic and clinical activities. Dr Zafar has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. With a google scholar h-index of 20, he is an editorial board member for journals “Fluoride” (Official publication of fluoride (International Society for Fluoride Research, New Zealand) and the European Dental Journal. Currently, his research interests include dental implant materials, natural polymers for biomedical application, electrospinning, nanomaterials and tissue engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Taibah University, Al Madina Al Munawara, Saudi Arabia

Farshid Sefat

Dr Farshid Sefat is Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Biomedical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Bradford (UK) and previously was head of Biomedical Engineering Department at King Faisal University (Saudi Arabia) and also a Visiting Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology (New Jersey, USA). He completed his post doctorate research assistant at University of Sheffield (UK) in the area of cornea tissue engineering. He received his Ph.D. (2011) and BEng. (2005) degrees from University of Bradford (UK) both in Biomedical Engineering mainly focus on bone cell engineering. He also obtained his MSc. (2006) in Cell and Tissue Engineering from Keele University (UK). His research is based on developing biomaterials to control cellular behaviour with particular emphasis in developing engineered materials for various tissue engineering applications. He is an author on >100 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials and review papers and >30 book chapters/edited books. He is on the editorial boards and reviewer of >30 numerous journals including Materials Today, Acta Biomaterialia, IEEE, Bone, MDPI, Journal of Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Materials Science and Engineering C, Journal of Biomechanics and many more.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Electronic Engineering Department, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

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