Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide students with the basic concepts on dental biomaterials. In particular, students will acquire detailed knowledge of the physical and chemical principles that are the basis of the use of biomaterials in a clinical setting.
Matter and its aggregation states
Physical and chemical properties of dental materials
Mechanical properties of dental materials
Polymers in dentistry: impression materials, cements and composites
Principles of metallurgy, metal alloys in dentistry
Cell responses to biomaterials
Biomaterials in tissue regeneration
G. Spoto e A.A. vari.: Materiali e Tecnologie Odontstomatologiche. Ed. Ariesdue, 2012
J. Park, RS Lakes: Biomaterials An introduction. Springer 2007
Simionato. Scienza dei Materiali Dentari, Ed. Piccin 1995, Vol. 1&2 (Testo ormai datato ma molto valido per i concetti fondamentali, espressi con linguaggio molto semplice e comprensibile)
Craig's Restorative Dental Materials, 13e, Mosby 2011
Strategies in regenerative medicine (Ed. M. Santin, Springer, 2009, pp. 55-154, 431-466);
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination to assess the understanding of the course content and the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to a clinical practice. The examination will also evaluate the quality of student participation in class.