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).

This book brings together an international team of experts from the fields of materials science, nanotechnology and dentistry, to explain these new materials and their applications for the restoration, fixation, replacement, or regeneration of hard and soft tissues in and about the oral cavity and craniofacial region.

The main topics covered include applications in dental specialties (Orthodontics, Endodontics, Pediatric dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry), salivary diagnostics using bioMEMS/NEMS systems, nanochips for oral cancer diagnosis, biomimetic nanomaterials, and nanotechnology for tooth repair and regeneration.

The editors' previous book, Emerging Nanotechnologies in Dentistry focused on the fabrication/manufacturing processes of materials and dentistry applications. This second book complements the first covers with coverage of the range of nanomaterials available today in clinical dentistry, explaining the innovative techniques and applications in all of the main clinical dental specialties.

Nanobiomaterial engineers, biomedical researchers, biomedical engineers and dental/oral pre-clinical and clinical researchers will find the comprehensive coverage essential for working with nanotechnologies and materials in both clinical and research settings.

Key Features

Book prepared by an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists and practitioners in the fields of

nanomaterials, dental implants, medical devices and clinical practice.

• Comprehensive professional reference for the subject covering materials fabrication and use of materials for all major

diagnostic and therapeutic dental applications – repair, restoration, regeneration, implants and prevention.

• Complements the editors' previous book on nanotechnology applications for dentistry.


Post-docs / researchers / R&D in the

fields of nanomaterials / biomedical

nanotechnology, biochemistry, oral


Dental nanomaterials R&D /


Dental researchers and clinical

practitioners, primarily in the areas of

dental materials, restorative dentistry,

implantology, oral surgery and


Table of Contents


Foreword by Professor C.N.R. Rao

Foreword by Professor Peixuan Guo


Section 1: Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction to Nanotechnology

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Approaches to nanotechnology

1.3 Nanotechnology on a large scale and volume

1.4 Applications

1.5 Future considerations

1.6 Nanobiomaterials in clinical dentistry


Chapter 2. Nanotechnology and Nanobiomaterials in Dentistry

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Nanoscale materials

2.3 Nanodentistry

2.4 Nanobiomaterials in dentistry

2.5 Nanobiomaterials in preventive dentistry

2.6 Nanobiomaterials in restorative dentistry

2.7 Nanocomposites in bone regeneration

2.8 Conclusions


Section 2: Nanoscale Materials and Their Applications in Dental Biomaterials

Chapter 3. Carbon Nanotube-Based Materials—Preparation, Biocompatibility, and Applications in Dentistry

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Preparation of CNT composites

3.3 Conductivity

3.4 CNT cytotoxicity

3.5 CNT applications in dentistry

3.6 Summary and conclusions


Chapter 4. Dental and Skeletal Applications of Silica-Based Nanomaterials

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Silica nanoparticles

4.3 Synthesis of silica-based nanomaterials

4.4 Physicochemical properties of silica-based nanomaterials

4.5 Dental applications of silica-based nanomaterials

4.6 Skeletal applications of silica-based nanomaterials

4.7 Conclusions



Chapter 5. Nanoparticles, Properties, and Applications in Glass Ionomer Cements

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Smart dental materials

5.3 Nanotechnology and dentistry

5.4 Glass ionomer cement

5.5 Modified GIC

5.6 Resin-modified nano-


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About the editors

Karthikeyan Subramani

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Orthodontics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Waqar Ahmed

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head of Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering at University of Central Lancashire, UK

James K. Hartsfield

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky, USA