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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 712-717

Biomimetics: A new paradigm in dentistry


1 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Center, Bengaluru, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Center, Bengaluru, India
3 P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Center, Bengaluru, India

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N Vanishree
Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Center, Bengaluru
India
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Biomimetics is the field of scientific endeavor which attempts to design system and synthesize materials through biomimicry also known by various names such as bionics, biognosis. This concept has been applied in dental materials, for the regeneration of the dental structures from the stem cells through tissue engineering, has its final evolution in the field of endodontics and also in, implant dentistry to achieve faster osseointegration.Hence this paper reviews the history, current concepts of biomimetics applied in dentistry, scope of biomimetics in the future and biomimetics in india.


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