Lucideon, together with the University of Lyon, is running ‘Biodensol’, a 7th framework European project to provide a network for initial training in the field of dentistry.
The project will support three PhD students, pictured above (from the left: Vincenzo Farano, Delihta Fernando and Federico Lizzi), as they research and employ novel powder materials (glass, ceramic, sol-gel) to create new, improved dental products, such as longer-life fillings or products that tackle caries or tooth enamel erosion.
The focus of their work is the development of novel inorganic powders for use in targeted end-products (examples being longer lasting composite restorations and media to stimulate re-mineralization).
The 3 PhD students are working on the following:
- Porous soluble glasses to stimulate cell-induced re-mineralization of dentine
- Porous insoluble powders for enhanced restoration to tooth bonding
- Phase-separated glass powders for glass ionomer cement restorations.
For more information on the project please visit the Biodensol website.