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Applications of Biomedical Engineering in Dentistry

  • Lobat Tayebi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Fahimeh Sadat Tabatabaei, Regine Torres, Lobat Tayebi
    Pages 3-20
  3. Mina D. Fahmy, Anish Gupta, Arndt Guentsch, Andre Peisker
    Pages 21-42
  4. Abbas Shokri, Kousar Ramezani, Farshid Vahdatinia, Emelia Karkazis, Lobat Tayebi
    Pages 43-87
  5. Leila Mohammadi Amirabad, Jamie Perugini, Lobat Tayebi
    Pages 89-148
  6. Reza Fekrazad, Farshid Vahdatinia, Leila Gholami, Zahra Khamverdi, Parviz Torkzaban, Alexander Karkazis et al.
    Pages 161-177
  7. Mohammadreza Tahriri, Regine Torres, Emelia Karkazis, Alexander Karkazis, Rizwan Bader, Daryoosh Vashaee et al.
    Pages 179-193
  8. Samaneh Hosseini, Majid Halvaei, Amin Ebrahimi, Mohammad Amin Shamekhi, Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad
    Pages 195-221
  9. Mohammad Reza Jamalpour, Farshid Vahdatinia, Jessica Vargas, Lobat Tayebi
    Pages 223-238
  10. Zhila Izadi, Hossein Derakhshankhah, Loghman Alaei, Emelia Karkazis, Samira Jafari, Lobat Tayebi
    Pages 263-287
  11. Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi, Ali Golchin, Jessica Vargas, Lobat Tayebi
    Pages 289-300
  12. Aysel Iranparvar, Amin Nozariasbmarz, Sara DeGrave, Lobat Tayebi
    Pages 301-327
  13. Parisa Abdi, Golshan Latifi, Hamed Ghassemi
    Pages 329-338
  14. Hassan Salehipour Masooleh, Mehrsima Ghavami-Lahiji, Annamarie Ciancio, Lobat Tayebi
    Pages 339-358
  15. Mohamed S. Ibrahim, Noha A. El-Wassefy, Dina S. Farahat
    Pages 359-375
  16. Hanieh Nokhbatolfoghahaei, Zahrasadat Paknejad, Mahboubeh Bohlouli, Maryam Rezai Rad, Arash Khojasteh
    Pages 377-442
  17. Leila Mohammadi Amirabad, Payam Zarrintaj, Amanda Lindemuth, Lobat Tayebi
    Pages 443-462

About this book


This book offers readers a valuable overview of recent advances in biomedical engineering, as applied to the modern dentistry.  It begins by studying the biomaterials in dentistry, and materials used intraoperatively during oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. Next, it considers the subjects in which biomedical engineers can be influential, such as 3-dimensional (3D) imaging, laser and photobiomodulation, surface modification of dental implants, and bioreactors. Hard and soft tissue engineerings in dentistry are discussed, and some specific and essential methods such as 3D-printing are elaborated. Presenting particular clinical functions of regenerative dentistry and tissue engineering in treatment of oral and maxillofacial soft tissues is the subject of a separate chapter.  Challenges in the rehabilitation handling of large and localized oral and maxillofacial defects is a severe issue in dentistry, which are considered to understand how bioengineers help with treatment methods in this regard.

Recent advances in nanodentistry is discussed followed by a chapter on the applications of stem cell-encapsulated hydrogel in dentistry.Periodontal regeneration is a challenging issue in dentistry, and thus, is going to be considered separately to understand the efforts and achievements of tissue engineers in this matter.  Oral mucosa grafting is a practical approach in engineering and treatment of tissues in ophthalmology, which is the subject of another chapter. Microfluidic approaches became more popular in biomedical engineering during the last decade; hence, one chapter focuses on the advanced topic of microfluidics technologies using oral factors as saliva-based studies.  Injectable gels in endodontics is a new theme in dentistry that bioengineering skills can advance its development, specifically by producing clinically safe and effective gels with regeneration and antibacterial properties.  Engineered products often need to be tested in vivo before being clinical in dentistry; thus, one chapter is dedicated to reviewing applicable animal models in dental research. The last chapter covers the progress on the whole tooth bioengineering as a valuable and ultimate goal of many dental researchers.

  • Offers readers an interdisciplinary approach that relates biomedical engineering and restorative dentistry
  • Discusses recent technological achievements in engineering with applications in dentistry
  • Provides useful tool to dental companies for future product planning, specifically to biomedical engineers engaged in dental research


Biomaterials in dentistry Engineering of Oral and Dental Products Engineering of Dental Prostheses Hard and soft Tissue Engineering in Dentistry 3D-Printing in Dentistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Lobat Tayebi
    • 1
  1. 1.Marquette University School of DentistryMilwaukeeUSA

About the editors

Lobat Tayebi is graduated from University of California-Davis in 2011 and joined Oklahoma State University, at the same year, as an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. After three years of working as an Assistant Professor, she became Associate Professor and Director of Research at Marquette University School of Dentistry (2014-present).  She is a researcher in materials and regenerative medicine with multiple patents in the field, She has published about 200 journal articles and book chapters, and her research interests include 3D-printing, smart- bio-materials, soft/hard/interfacial tissue engineering, treatment of critically-sized craniomaxillofacial defects, growth factor delivery, vascularization and stem cell seeding in patient specific 3D-printed scaffolds, and preservation of oral tissues.

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