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Materials Webinar | Ceramic and Composite Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration

4 Jun 2021, 13:00

Materials, Synthesis, Biomaterials, Bone Regeneration, Implant Biocompatibility, Biocompatible Materials
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3rd Materials Webinar

Ceramic and Composite Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration

Biomaterials with bone-like characteristics can create suitable microenvironments to effectively guide bone regeneration. In recent decades, new materials have been developed by chemical synthesis or by applying various treatments on materials of natural origin. Along with bone substitutes from the range of calcium phosphates, polymeric composites (functionalized or not) are some of the most attractive concerns in the field of bone osseointegration and bone regeneration applications. The presentations within the webinar will focus on three directions. The first will address a range of methods for obtaining bone substituents from terrestrial and marine materials, both carbonate or calcium phosphate type. It is primarily aimed at obtaining porous materials with improved mechanical strength. The second direction aims, after the introduction in the field of polymeric composites, to present the forms or products from this range used in biomedical sciences. This chapter concludes with the presentation of the fundamental notions and development of polymer-ceramic composites, with emphasis on the methods of synthesis, characterization, and potential applications. The last part of the presentation is approached from a medical point of view and is dedicated to guided bone regeneration (GBR) as a reconstructive procedure of the alveolar ridge, using membranes and bone substitutes. There are many techniques that use biological membranes and bone substitutes to enlarge the vertical and horizontal ridge, lifting the floor of the maxillary sinus or other reconstructions of bone defects. The significance of biological membranes and bone substitutes applications will be exemplified and discussed in various clinical cases.

Date: 4 June 2021

Time: 1:00pm CEST | 7:00am EDT | 7:00pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 939 3940 4615

Webinar Secretariat: materials.webinar@mdpi.com

Chair

Metallic Materials Science and Physical Metallurgy Department, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

DETAILS
Bio
Florin Miculescu is Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Faculty from University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. In 2014, he sustained the Habilitation Thesis on "Materials for bones reconstruction and thin layers' analysis by computer simulation and micro-analytical experiment". He leads a research group working on advanced methods for materials, biomaterials and nanomaterials synthesis, processing and characterization and he coordinates two research laboratories. His research activities are also presented in over 125 papers indexed in Web of Science Clarivate Analytics (WoS cumulative impact factor as main author is >85, H index is 21), 13 books and book chapters, 1 edited book, and 2 patents. He is an Editorial Board Member of 4 WoS indexed journals, Guest Editor of 3 WoS indexed journals and a reviewer of over 20 WoS quoted journals in materials science topics. He is the President of the Materials Engineering and Science Committee from the National Council for the Attestation of Titles, Diplomas and Academic Certificates—CNATDCU from Romania (2020-2024) and a former President of the Romanian Society for Biomaterials—SRB (2014–2017). He has received more than 30 awards for his contributions to science (for published papers, presentations and patents).

Invited Speakers

Advanced Polymer Materials Group, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania,
Department of Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

DETAILS
Bio
Stefan Ioan Voicu is a Professor at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, the University Politehnica of Bucharest. His work is primarily in the field of polymeric membrane materials and processes in the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. Previously, he worked for Honeywell Automation and Controlled Solutions–Sensors and Wireless Laboratory Bucharest, in the field of chemical matrixes for sensors. He has a BSc in Organic Chemistry, an MSc in Environmental Engineering, a PhD in Polymeric Membranes, and a Habilitation in Chemical Engineering, all from the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. The main research interest is in the field of polymeric membrane materials for biomedical applications—the hemodialysis, osseointegration, proteins concentration and chemistry of carbon nanotubes and graphene. He has more than 70 SCI journal articles with an H index of 24, three granted US patents, and 10 book chapters in the field of polymers, polymer composites, and polymeric membranes (in applications from water purification to sensors, fuel cells to biomedical applications).

Prosthetics Technology and Dental Materials Department, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

DETAILS
Bio
Dr. Lucian Toma Ciocan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Prosthetic Technology and Dental Materials of Bucharest “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest (Dental Diploma in 2002). Between 2002 and 2005, he graduated the “Oral surgery” specialization. After receiving his DMD, he completed a master’s program in the Biomaterials field at the University Politehnica of Bucharest (2004) and PhD thesis “Interface Studies regarding Endoseous Implants Biointegration” at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest (2011). In 2012, he graduated from the two-year Linhart Continuing Educational Program “Current concepts in american dentistry-aesthetics and oral rehabilitation”, NYU Faculty of Dentistry. Since 2002, he has been practicing full mouth prosthodontics rehabilitations in Nicolescu—Agatstein Dental Clinique from Bucharest. Based on his research activities on the synthesis, characterization, and clinical testing of ceramic and composite substitutes for bone regeneration and reconstruction, dental prosthesis and implants design and development, Dr. Ciocan published 8 books and more than 50 articles. His special interests are in the field of dental materials, oral surgery/implantology and fixed prosthodontics.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Prof. Dr. Florin Miculescu

Chair Introduction

1:00 - 1:05 pm

Prof. Dr. Florin Miculescu

Bone Reconstruction Ceramic Biomaterials Derived from Natural Sources and Porogen Agents

1:05 - 1:20 pm

Prof. Dr. Stefan Ioan Voicu

Ceramic-Based Polymeric Composites for Osseointegration

1:20 - 1:50 pm

Dr. Lucian Toma Ciocan

Clinical Application of Biological Membranes and Bone Substitutes in Oral Surgery

1:50 - 2:20 pm

Q&A Session

2:20 - 2:50 pm

Closing of Webinar
Prof. Dr. Florin Miculescu

2:50 - 2:55 pm

Webinar Content

On Friday 4 June 2021, MDPI and the Journal Materials organized the 3rd webinar, entitled "Ceramic and Composite Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration".


The introduction was held by the Chair of the webinar, Prof. Dr. Florin Miculescu from the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He also held the first presentation of the webinar, entitled "Bone Reconstruction Ceramic Biomaterials Derived from Natural Sources and Porogen Agents". Professor Miculescu leads a research group working on advanced methods for materials, biomaterials and nanomaterials synthesis, processing and characterization and he coordinates two research laboratories.


The second presentation was held by Prof. Dr. Stefan Ioan Voicu from the University Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania. He talked about the ceramic-based polymeric composites for osseointegration. Professor Voicu's work is primarily in the field of polymeric membrane materials and processes in the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Engineering.


Dr. Lucian Toma Cioca from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania held the last presentation entitled "Clinical Application of Biological Membranes and Bone Substitutes in Oral Surgery". Since 2002, Dr. Cioca has been practising full mouth prosthodontics rehabilitations in Nicolescu—Agatstein Dental Clinique in Bucharest.


The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Cells, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.


Relevant SIs

Biomaterials and Implant Biocompatibility (Second Volume)
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Anişoara Cîmpean and Prof. Dr. Florin Miculescu
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021

The Synthesis and Characterization of Biocompatible Materials
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Florin Miculescu and Prof. Dr. Anişoara Cîmpean
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021

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