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Future Prospective and Current Trend of Biomaterials and Growth Factor Used for Maxillofacial Hard and Soft Tissue Reconstruction

Call for Papers

In the last few years, several brands of biomaterials, such as natural and artificial polymers, ceramics, and metals, were developed in the clinical application. In the maxillofacial area, different types of materials have been applied for bone regeneration and for replacing autologous bone graft.

Tissue engineering and stem cell carrier materials usually develop tissue-biomaterial interactions that suitably recapitulate a tissue or organ and integrate well with surrounding tissues which can achieve the desired results in human patients and greatly reduce postoperative discomfort.

The maxillofacial surgery application of growth factor carriers and bone substitute has considerably broadened within the last decades. The use of bioengineering materials needs to move towards new dental treatment concepts based on being safe and predictable for daily practice application. The shape and microscopical structure of novel materials should be able to give clinicians the possibility of safely obtaining the new tissue in the place of the pathological, removed hard and soft tissue.

It is a pleasure to invite contributors and researchers to submit original research articles as well as review articles to state and extend the field of biomaterial and maxillofacial reconstruction techniques.

The topic is pretty wide and this call may be directed also to anatomy, histology, biology, and bioengineering researchers in order to have a current understanding of the state of the art in all the possible applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New biomaterials and techniques of regenerative and reconstructive surgery
  • New scaffold used for growth factor carriers
  • New therapies for large hard and soft tissue reconstruction in the maxillofacial area
  • New bone graft strategies for reducing patient postoperative discomfort
  • New tissue engineering devices for having safe, predictable, and long-term results in their clinical application

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 20 July 2018
Publication DateDecember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Marco Cicciù, Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy

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