Appropriate dental materials for treating elderly, infirm, institutionalized patients -

The deterioration in dental health that occurs when elderly people move into institutional care can be dramatic. Good, life-long habits of dental hygiene are broken, either because the move is associated with significant new health problems, or because daily routines have been upset. Regardless of the reason, rapid development of caries and other dental problems are observed in institutionalized patients.

Dynamic mechanical testing -

Dental materials are subject repeatedly to masticatory forces, both directly on an occlusal surface, and indirectly through interactions with an abutment or via a connecting unit.

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Biofilm formation on nanostructured hydroxyapatite-coated titanium. -

Biofilm formation on medical devices is a common cause of implant failure, especially regarding implants that breach the epithelial tissue, so-called transcutaneous implants. Nanotechnology and the development of new nanomaterials have given the opportunity to design nanotextured implant surfaces.

Newsletter, April 2014 -

Welcome to the April issue of the NIOM Newsletter. The deterioration in dental health that occurs when elderly people move into institutional care represents a challenge in selecting dental treatment. The newsletter refers to an investigation among dentists in treatment planning and materials selection for this group of patients. Read the article: Appropriate dental materials for […]