The goal of this study is to provide a more affordable option for dental students training while maintaining all the advantages of the haptic system using graphene sensors. This study aims at creating a feedback mechanism using a cheap sensor made with graphene, which can be produced at a minimum cost to dental programs. The graphene sensors will provide tactile feedback in evaluating dental disease and also, help trainees ...more »
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Developing novel microscopy technologies for deep optical imaging of living tissues could permit non-invasive diagnosis and monitoring of responses to therapy of diseased oral and craniofacial tissues, e.g., minor salivary glands, oral lesions, etc.
Device-facilitated lingual strengthening has been shown to result in improved swallowing function and increased saliva production in patients with dysphagia. However, the impact of this treatment approach on oral health as it relates to broader health-related outcomes, such as pneumonia development, requires further study.
Overall it seems very 'future/tech-focused' possibly to the detriment of foundation-level basic science.
Development of high-quality dental biomaterials will require complex systems that can simultaneously measure and integrate multiple evaluation systems for quantitative and predictive determination of safety and effectiveness. Combined with bench and in vivo studies, integrated, data-driven computational frameworks will accelerate development of high-quality dental biomaterials by providing critical insights to optimize ...more »
There are two types of dental implant for two pieces implant: bone level and tissue level implant. Both have micro gap "inside body" initiating inflammation all the time. There are many ways in "dealing with" the problem, like platform switch design. The ideal and final solution is completely "avoid/prevent the problem" by making the micro gap "outside body" The ideal dental implant should be, and will be the BeyondTissueLevel ...more »
When a tooth is decayed, and the need for root treatment is not certain, about 0.5 cm of the dentin can be kept over the pulp that can be protected by som materials. This is called Indirect pulp capping.is extremely difficult to implement it in clinic, because it is very difficult to clinically identify a distance of 0.5 mm from the nerve.Ultrasound probes and electrical impedance are used, and the indirect pulp capping ...more »
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are the most prevalent problems among dentists. We aim to introduce a device to improve the ergonomic status of musculoskeletal disorders among dentists through clothes that are equipped with simple sensors in waist, neck, and wrist areas, evaluate the dentist’s bending and tension and the duration of a position, then analyze the collected data, and finally warn him about his current ...more »
Inter-proximal decays are currently mainly treated with surgical method with dental burs. Current remineratlization methods are not effective enough for inter-proximal surfaces and therefore not practical as routine use for dental offices. Most initial proximal decays end up watch and then surgical restoration. My idea is developing a delivery system to maintain high concentration of remineraliztion materials on ...more »
Deep learning technology has made dramatic advances in the last few years. These artificially intelligent systems can be trained using rich and abundant data sets to facilitate highly accurate diagnostics. Deep learning AI can now do as good if not better job of deciphering diagnostic images such as MRIs than experienced and trained clinicians. Imagine a Deep Learning AI system that could be sent a smartphone picture ...more »
Innovative Technologies will be key in individual and population monitoring of dental, oral and Craniofacial health and disease states and will form a major diagnostic and public health tool. Digital platforms will require dental/oral and Craniofacial workforce with enhanced training to deliver interactive and transformational solutions to communities.
Develop an oral biodevice that can monitor and allow for precise dosing of medications . There are significant variations in how individuals metabolize drugs, influenced by genetics, epigenetics, diet, and other prescription medications. Coordinating this monitoring device with an automated delivery system or a mobile device notification system would also help with medication compliance, and reduce complications caused ...more »