dental materials science

dental materials science

[′dent·əl mə‚tir·ē·əlz ′sī·əns]
(medicine)
An interdisciplinary area that applies biology, chemistry, and physics to the development, understanding, and evaluation of materials used in the practice of dentistry; principally involved in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, pedodontics, and orthodontics.
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Dental Materials Science, 1st Edition, Jaypee Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd.
Current and potential areas of collaboration include expansion of research in dental materials science, including studies of radiation effects on dental materials; biotechnology research in areas from biodefense to biological waste treatment and bioremediation; behavior and health effects of environmental contaminants; technologies developed for homeland defense applications and emergency medicine; materials developed for waste management uses that could be adapted for therapeutic treatments; 3-D imaging and rapid fabrication technologies; and adapting sensor systems from environmental monitoring and cleanup for use in surgery and diagnosis.
In total, there are over 30 technical instruments and devices in the DECS Materials Laboratory that provide unique and innovative capabilities which are fundamental to dental materials science;' said Colonel Dossett.
[5.] Alla RK, Denture Base Resins in Dental Materials Science, 1stedition, Jaypee Medical Publishers Pvtlimited, New Delhi, India, 2013, 248-284.