Navigation Links
Federal grant to fund development of dental fillings that self-heal, fight cavity-causing bacteria
Date:12/2/2013

The American Dental Association and the ADA Foundation today announced that the foundation's Anthony Volpe Research Center (VRC) received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to develop new resin composite dental fillings. The grant started on Sept. 1 and the first year's funding is $450,000. NIDCR is a part of the National Institutes of Health.

VRC scientists plan to use the grant money to research and develop new polymers that are BPA-free and not susceptible to enzymatic or hydrolytic degradation. They also hope to establish self-healing systems to significantly extend the life of composites, and to formulate smart antibacterial components.

"All the members of our team, including Drs. Rafael Bowen, Gary Schumacher, Drago Skrtic and myself, are excited by this grant." said principal investigator, Jirun Sun, Ph.D. "Our overall goal is to make new systems that exceed the performance of current commercially used materials. Ultimately, the new systems will double the service life of tomorrow's dental composites."

Dentists in the United States currently place more than 122 million composite dental fillings every year. But the average lifetime of those composites is only eight years. Current composite filling technology is nearly 50 years old.

"There have been major advances over the past decade in chemistry, microbiology, imaging, and other potentially important areas," said Dr. Martha Somerman, NIDCR director. "Let's get the right people talking to each other and see if it's possible to double the service life of tomorrow's dental composites."


'/>"/>

Contact: Robert Raible
raibler@ada.org
202-789-5166
American Dental Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Progress, As Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Scheduling of Motions Hearing in Federal Vaginal Mesh Litigations
2. Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Progress, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Issuance of New Case Management Order in GranuFo Recall Litigation
3. Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Federal Award to Risperdal Whistleblower
4. DePuy Settlement Update: DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits Progress in Federal Court, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports
5. Federal Cannabis Caucus? ~ Business of Cannabinoid Science to be Housed in Congress Notes Publius
6. Pradaxa Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports on November Status Conference in Federal Pradaxa Bleeding Litigation
7. Wright Hip Lawsuits News: Nearly 80 Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal Court, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports
8. DePuy ASR Lawsuit Settlement Proposal Moves Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Issuance of New Order in Federal DePuy ASR Recall Litigation
9. GranuFlo Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Issuance of New Order in Federal Dialysis Lawsuits Against Fresenius Medical Care
10. DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Scheduling of Remand Hearings for Federal Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits
11. Georgetown University 50-State Report Finds More Children Have Health Coverage - Attributes Gains to Successful Federal State Partnership Programs Medicaid and CHIP
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... There was a time when tampons and pads were the only options ... turning to menstrual cups, like Lunette . To make that time of the month ... in this catchy video ! , It’s easy to see why Lunette is ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Today American University of Antigua ... Medicine announced the AUA-FIU Global MD Program. Students in the Global MD ... and a Certificate of Completion from the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... ... CloudLIMS, joins an elite number of companies that have earned a spot ... by CIOReview. , In a deliberate session with the honorary industrial experts, a list ... concluded with. The positioning is based on evaluation of CloudLIMS’ specialties in Automated Sample ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... , ... Cheryl Bowker of Bowker Insurance Group has been presented with one ... Award. McKenna ran one of Allstate’s most successful agencies for 48 years, but it ... him. The award named for him is not given every year, but only when ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Afrimesure ... from medical and pharmaceutical, to food and HVAC facilities. Their knowledgeable staff also ... , For medical applications, Afrimesure offers a variety of MadgeTech systems available ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... Dutch surgeons have launched a ground-breaking medical app to help doctors ... a global scale. Medical professionals from Europe , ... the US have already signed up for the app, which combines ... environment. Education  "Imagine a doctor for Medicines ... at Harvard to treat a bomb victim via live streaming - ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... PUNE, India , May 23, 2016 ... is spread across 163 pages, profiles 12 companies and ... 280 tables and figures on the industry and its ... study that is comprehensive in nature, details the current ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... YORK , May 23, 2016 ... Spectrometry Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand ... (Hybrid, Single and Other), by Application (Drug Discovery ... by End Users (Pharmaceuticals, Life Science and Biotechnology, ... by P&S Market Research, the global mass ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: