Biocompatibility of Dental Materials

  • Gottfried Schmalz
  • Dorthe Arenholt-Bindslev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Gottfried Schmalz, Dorthe Arenholt-Bindslev
    Pages 1-12
  3. Gottfried Schmalz
    Pages 13-43
  4. Gottfried Schmalz, P. L. Fan
    Pages 45-58
  5. Dorthe Arenholt-Bindslev, Preben Hørsted-Bindslev
    Pages 59-98
  6. Gottfried Schmalz
    Pages 99-137
  7. Gottfried Schmalz, H. Stanley, Birger Thonemann
    Pages 139-186
  8. Gottfried Schmalz
    Pages 187-220
  9. John C. Wataha, Gottfried Schmalz
    Pages 221-254
  10. Werner Geurtsen
    Pages 255-270
  11. Alan Richards
    Pages 271-292
  12. Arne Hensten, Nils Jacobsen
    Pages 311-324
  13. Dorthe Arenholt-Bindslev
    Pages 325-334
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 367-379

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and scientifically based overview of the biocompatibility of dental materials. Up-to-date concepts of biocompatibility assessment are presented, as well as information on almost all material groups used in daily dentistry practice. Furthermore, special topics of clinical relevance (e.g,, environmental and occupational hazards and the diagnosis of adverse effects) are covered. The book will:
  • improve the reader’s ability to critically analyze information provided by manufacturers
  • supply a better understanding of the biocompatibility of single material groups, which will help the reader choose the most appropriate materials for any given patient and thus prevent adverse effects from developing 
  • provide insights on how to conduct objective, matter-of-fact discussions with patients about the materials to be used in dental procedures
  • advise readers, through the use of well-documented concepts, on how to treat patients who claim adverse effects from dental materials 
  • feature
clinical photographs that will serve as a reference when analyzing clinical symptoms, such as oral mucosa reactions.


Adverse Effects Amalgam Biomaterials Clinical Diagnosis Dentistry Risk assessment

Authors and affiliations

  • Gottfried Schmalz
    • 1
  • Dorthe Arenholt-Bindslev
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Operative Dentistry and PeriodontologyUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.School of DentistryÅrhus UniversityÅrhusDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77781-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77782-3
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