Learn from a dynamic team of 25 dental practitioners and researchers across 10 dental specialties from around the world led by HKU’s Professor Jukka P. Matinlinna and Dr James K.H. Tsoi. In this 4-Week-4-Module course, Digital Biomaterials, you will not only learn the special properties of novel biomaterials in oral health care, but you will be introduced to the crucial and dramatic roles of digital dentistry in contemporary oral health care.
New technology development and breakthroughs in biomaterials research have transformed oral health care. The discoveries of the special properties of biomaterials such as titanium, zirconia and various polymeric composite materials have led to the rapid development of more versatile, durable and safe materials, offering oral health care that meet patients’ treatment needs and aesthetic restorative results. In recent years, advancement in digital dentistry such as CAD/CAM technology in crown fabrication, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, stereophotogrammetry and digital orthodontics have greatly impacted many aspects of oral health care, in particular, oral and maxillofacial surgery, implant dentistry and regenerative medicine.
Oral biomaterials research today is an exciting and intensive multidisciplinary area that encompasses contributions from a wide range of fields from clinical dentistry to biology, chemistry, physics, material science, and engineering. We cordially invite those of you who wish to make a difference in tomorrow’s dental materials and oral health development to join us in the exciting journey in Digital Biomaterials.