Translational Oral Health Research

  • Jukka H. Meurman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. S. J. Challacombe, H. McParland, G. Proctor, J. F. Setterfield, M. Escudier, J. Sanderson et al.
    Pages 7-18
  3. Antonio Bascones-Martinez, Jerian González-Febles
    Pages 19-31
  4. Solomon O. Nwhator, Anna-Maria Heikkinen, Taina Tervahartiala, Dirk-Rolf Gieselmann, Jussi Leppilahti, Timo Sorsa
    Pages 33-41
  5. Pekka K. Vallittu
    Pages 43-58
  6. M. Sanz, A. Carrillo de Albornoz, I. Sanz-Sanchez
    Pages 59-71
  7. Sok-Ja Janket, Martha E. Nunn, Erdjan Salih, Alison E. Baird
    Pages 81-101
  8. Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko, Bettina Mannerström
    Pages 103-122
  9. Arjan Vissink, Fred K. L. Spijkervet, F. G. M. Kroese, H. Bootsma
    Pages 123-141
  10. W. Peter Holbrook, Venu G. Patlolla, Thórdís Kristmundsdóttir
    Pages 151-158
  11. Tuula Wahlman-Calderara, Jukka H. Meurman
    Pages 159-168
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 169-173

About this book


This book is the first to be devoted to translational research – which aims to expedite the transfer of knowledge gained in the lab to clinical practice – within the field of oral health. It is examined how basic sciences and basic research are providing new methods and materials that will enable clinicians to treat patients more effectively. Readers will gain a translational perspective on a variety of oral conditions and related systemic diseases. Individual chapters are devoted to such topics as dental biomaterials, implants, and tissue engineering. The importance of evidence-based research and the roles and comparative value of preclinical and clinical trials are also highlighted. Knowledge of translational and clinical research is essential in understanding how new inventions and developments are being accomplished, and what regulations and guidelines need to be taken into account when planning studies, and not forgetting the ethical aspects of any research. Translational Oral Health Research is the first book to be devoted entirely to the subject, and it will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners.


Evidence-based dental research Translational dental research Research ethics in dentistry Human clinical trials in oral health research Animal models in oral health research Dental biomaterials Tissue engineering in oral and maxillofacial surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Jukka H. Meurman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial DiseasesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78204-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78205-8
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