The overall idea is to monitor health and detect disease early. A device on an implant, or a removable device like an orthodontic appliance would sense changes in temperature, pH , specific pathogens, salivary flow rates, fluoride levels, sleep cycles...
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Realistically, the translation of truly regenerative treatments to clinical practice is likely a longer term goal, so the need for improved reparative/restorative materials is undeniable. Simple examples are direct dental restorations and root canal obturations. A lot of money and further damage to native tissues would be saved if we could come up with better materials. Also, since these materials reside in the oral cavity,... more »
An oral scanner that can detect pocket depth accurately and show tissue destruction where practitioner can see bacterial infiltration without using radiation and analyze saliva for bacterial content. It would help with treatment.
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.
Utilisation of biofeed back chip implanted in denture to promote stimulation of salivary glands to screate saliva in patients undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy in Cancer treatment. This can help the patients in fast recovery time from the effects of treatment and also promotes overall oral health in them .
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.
Real-time monitoring of dental caries using genetically engineered bioluminescent cariogenic bacteria and living imaging software to analysis and 3D reconstruction of caries map in oral cavity.
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.
Idea is development of novel nano-structured intra-orally active trans-mucosal (and or intra-periodontal) drug delivery system that continuously release Parathyroid hormone in the alveolar bone of jaws for long time to create local osteopenia by the activation of osteoclast locally to create local osteopenia for accelerated orthodontic tooth movement to considerably reduce the orthodontic treatment time from years to... more »
The performance of oral biodevices, particularly those designed to sense analytes, can be dramatically impacted by surface fouling. Better strategies to inhibit interference by adsorbed biomolecules and biofilms will be needed.
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 »
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.
Traditional Cone Beam CT units emit x-radiation.The anatomical structures are recorded as a volume that can be viewed in three dimensions using a special software. It would be really worthwhile examining the soft tissues as well using digital techniques that automatically record changes in the surface temperature, presence or absence of soft tissue swelling, fluid imbalance and other topographic changes by simultaneously... 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 »
The mucosal surfaces of the oral cavity are excellent targets for temporary biodevices, yet mucoadhesion remains poorly understood and difficult to achieve.