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Modern Approaches in Dentistry and Oral Health Care

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Bioactivity, Biocompatibility and Biomimetic Properties for Dental Materials: Clarifying the Confusion?

Volume 2 - Issue 2

Barry M Owens1* and Jeffrey G Phebus2

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    • 1DDS, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN, USAa
    • 2DDS, Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN, USA

    *Corresponding author: Barry M Owens, Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Tennessee,College of Dentistry 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163, USA

Received: April 18, 2018;   Published: May 07, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/MADOHC.2018.02.000132

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Often in the profession of dentistry, a new or novel instrument, material, technique, and/or “system” is introduced which can incur a “state-of-the-art” status without necessarily being subjected to the rigors of clinical testing or longitudinal patient-based studies prior to receiving the stamp of approval or the moniker of “standard of care”. Recently, provocative terminology surrounding the field of dental materials has been publicized through the literature, promoting exciting claims and possible long-term advancements for patient care. In this “new era” of evidence-based restorative dentistry; conservative interdiction, i.e. “informed” removal of diseased tissue with concurrent substitution considering form and function, esthetics, and the interaction of the physical and mechanical properties of the replacement materials with living, dynamic structures found in the human tooth, has been of paramount importance.

Abbrevations: ACP: Amorphous Calcium Phosphates; MTA: Mineral Trioxide Aggregate; PVPA: Poly Vinyl Phosponic Acid; PAA: Polyacrylic Acids

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