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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196-200

Nanotechnology in dentistry: Unleashing the hidden gems


Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rungta College of Dental Science and Research, Kohka Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India

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Hunny Sharma
MD 264, Phase-4, Kabir Nagar, Raipur - 492 099, Chhattisgarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_35_18

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Nanotechnology in dentistry refers to new generation research carried out to develop newer technologies, restorative materials and drugs of Nano dimensions. The word “Nano” refers to Nanoscale particles. Although the science of nanotechnology in dentistry is recent and less developed, but still has vast potential to show advancement and improvement in the field of dentistry. As nanotechnology is making firm grip in other fields such as drug delivery system and reducing toxicity by the emergence of more biocompatible materials. Clinicians, researchers, and manufacturers are taking keen interest and participation in the advancement of this field. This paper is an attempt in unleashing the hidden gems of nanotechnology-focusing latest developments in field restorative and surgical dentistry to enhance the quality and biocompatibility of newer generation dental materials and technology. This paper will also focus on potential hurdles encountered in the development of newer materials by utilizing the science of nanotechnology and their potential safety issues concern.


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