Tijana Lainović, Larisa Blažić
Faculty of Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
We are Prof. Dr Larisa Blažić and Tijana Lainović, DMD, research assistant working at Faculty of Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Novi Sad.
Our main research fields are: dentistry, dental materials science, biomaterials synthesis and characterization, dental nanomaterials, nanotechnological applications in dentistry, biophysics in dentistry, biotechnology. There is a potential for cooperation with the other universities and institutes at the international level, within mutual research projects.>
Nanodentistry, as a term, has been firstly widely used by Freitas R., in JADA, in 2000. Since then, many definitions for this nanotechnology application field were given. Nanodentistry is the science and technology of diagnosing, treating and preventing oral and dental disease, relieving pain, and of preserving and improving dental health, using nanoscale-structured materials. There are numerous nanotechnological applications in dentistry, in investigation, or already in form of commercially available products at the market. There is a wide list of currently or potentially used nanomodified products and procedures in dentistry, and they are briefly listed below.
Operative and restorative dentisty.
Hard tissue remineralization and reparation – preventive dentistry:
Endoosseous dental root implants impovements:
Bone augmentation, GTR (Guided tissue regeneration), GBR (Guided bone regeneration), GPR (Guided periodontal regeneration):
Nanodiagnostics and nanotreatments:
Oral cancer treatment:
Seeing all the mentioned possibilities, which are only representatives of current nanodentistry development, it is certain that the nanotechnogical applications in dental biomaterials, tools, and devices will be in a focus of dental research in future years.