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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Author: Anusavice, Kj Title: Phillips Dental Materials Science Editorial: Elsevier Reference Isbn: 9788481747461
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.
Interviews were carried out by two dentists with a sound knowledge of dental materials sciences and prosthodontics, to find out about the possible processing related aspects leading to teeth-denture base interface failure.