Dental biomaterials book: Imaging, testing and modeling. Optical imaging techniques for dental biomaterials interfaces.
ABSTRACT The dental and biomaterials science literature is full of excellent research papers that give mention to many exciting techniques for the determination of physical properties, chemical constituents and structural organisation of biomaterials and their biological substrates. Equally, there are review papers that look at materials from the clinical perspective without probing the materials and biological background in depth. However, there are very few sources of information available to the researcher who is setting out in a new field of study, who wants to be updated in a particular area of newly developing technology or who wants to give their postgraduate students a source of primary information for their studies of the literature. Dental biomaterials: imaging, testing and modelling may help to redress this balance. When assembling the list of authors for this book we aimed to incorporate individuals who are the leaders in their respective fields in dental biomaterials.
The authors are from many different backgrounds and elegantly illustrate the profitable results of collaboration between the laboratory and the clinic. There is no doubt that there are many areas of endeavour that have not been covered in this present edition, but a book can only be a finite size. We hope that the collection of chapters covers a suitably wide ranging suite of topics and that it may encourage individual researchers to look to other, parallel, technologies to their own and so advance the exciting world of dental biomaterials science.