The CEU Cardenal Herrera University is playing a role in the development of innovative dental biomaterials. Dr. Salvatore Sauro in collaboration with other internationally-recognised professors and researchers and other professor of Dentistry are publishing in high impact journals promising results about innovative dental biomaterials.
In December 2012, a workshop focusing in different question about dental biomaterials that was co-sponsored by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), the FDI World Dental Federation, and King’s College London Dental Institute. Because caries remains ubiquitous throughout the world, with significant disparities across subpopulations, the workshop participants focused on innovation for direct restorative materials for use in a variety of clinical settings. Rich discussion informed by experts from dental and non-dental academic institutions, industry, funding agencies, regulatory agencies, and professional organizations raised many provocative questions, elucidating priorities for research and advocacy (Watson et al., J Dent Res., 2013).
One of the most important questions emphasised during that meeting was, how much tissue should be removed during caries removal? What kind of innovative material should be developed to have a therapeutic effect on the dental tissues after caries removal? What functional monomers should be used for the development of innovative restorative materials with greater clinical longevity?
The University CEU Cardenal Herrera is playing an important role in the development of such innovative dental biomaterials. Indeed, Dr. Salvatore Sauro, a professor in Dental Biomaterials and Minimally Invasive Dentistry (Bilingual Line) at University CEU Cardenal Herrera, in collaboration with many other internationally-recognised professors and researchers from several important Universities around the world received the acceptance for publication of further two scientific articles in international peer-reviewed dental journals. These two papers are under editing process at the moment and they will be available very soon on the major scientific search engines:
- The role of spacer carbon chain in acidic functional monomers on the physicochemical properties of self-etch dental adhesives. Victor P. Feitosa, Salvatore Sauro, Fabricio A. Ogliari, Jeffrey W. Stansbury, Guy H. Carpenter, Timothy F. Watson, Mário A. Sinhoreti, Américo B. Correr. Journal of Dentistry (2014 – In Press)
- Bioactive polycarboxylated fillers incorporated into light-curable resin-based materials evoke a positive remineralising response at the mineral-depleted dentine. Zhejun Wang, Ya Shen, Markus Haapasalo, Jiao Wang, Tao Jiang, Shanshan Liang, Yiyi Zhang, Yue Sa, Yining Wang, Timothy F. Watson, Salvatore Sauro. Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition (2014 – In Press)
Dr. Salvatore Sauro and I (Arlinda Luzi), that I´m professor in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry at University CEU Cardenal Herrera, published a further scientific article in Journal of Dentistry which demonstrate how the use of alternative acids in restorative dentistry can improve the resistance to degradation of the resin-dentine interface, thereby the strength and durability of direct composite fillings.