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.
The ideal dental implant should be, and will be the BeyondTissueLevel... more »
My idea is developing a delivery system to maintain high concentration of remineraliztion materials on... 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.
Biodental Engineering is to solidify knowledge of bioengineering applied to dentistry. Recent years multiple new techniques and technologies have been introduced in relevant fields, such as: Biomechanical disorders, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Implantology, Aesthetics, Dental systems, Medical devices and Medical image.
Recent trends in dental materials manufacturing demonstrate the increased inclusion of antibacterial and bioactive components in a variety of materials. Based on the reasons for failure of dental composites, and the higher than ideal failure rate, novel materials with bioactive additives that can inhibit disease and repair or replace lost tissue are essential.