Tissue Engineering in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Giuseppe Maria de Peppo, Omar Omar, Peter Thomsen
    Pages 7-25
  3. Bettina Mannerström, Sippy Kaur, Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko
    Pages 27-33
  4. James Carthew, Surakshya Shrestha, Ilze Donderwinkel, Jessica E. Frith
    Pages 35-52
  5. Henning Schliephake, Florian Böhrnsen
    Pages 53-69
  6. Atsuko Miyazawa, Shiuhyang Kuo, James Washington, Stephen E. Feinberg
    Pages 71-83
  7. Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko
    Pages 85-96
  8. Fabian Stein, Vasileios Trikalitis, Jeroen Rouwkema, Nasim Salehi-Nik
    Pages 97-122
  9. Risto Kontio, Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko
    Pages 123-140
  10. Mimmi Patrikoski, Kristiina Rajala, Susanna Miettinen
    Pages 141-157
  11. Sippy Kaur, Bettina Mannerström, Karin Ekström, Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko
    Pages 159-169

About this book


This book provides a thorough, up-to-date description of the scientific basis and concepts of tissue engineering in the oral and maxillofacial region. The opening chapters present an introduction to tissue engineering, describe the roles of biomaterials and stem cells, discuss the use of growth factors, and examine potential adverse reactions. The challenges of soft and hard tissue engineering for oral and maxillofacial reconstruction are then considered in detail. It is explained what has been achieved to date, and potential future perspectives are explored. The importance and the verification of adequate vascularization are discussed, and a further focus is the use of 3D printing, both in the planning and production of scaffolds and in the bioprinting of cells and biomaterials. Information is also included on safety, efficacy, and regulatory aspects. Tissue Engineering in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will be of interest to all researchers and practitioners who wish to learn more about the potential of tissue engineering to revolutionize practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 


Growth Factors Maxillofacial Skeleton Reconstruction 3D Printing Hard Tissue Engineering Soft Tissue Engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial DiseasesUniversity of Helsinki and Helsinki University HospitalHelsinkiFinland

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