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International Journal of Biomaterials
Volume 2018, Article ID 1539678, 12 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1539678
Review Article

Graphene Family Nanomaterials: Properties and Potential Applications in Dentistry

1Department of General Dentistry, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, 310052, China
2Zhejiang University, 310058, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Yanzhen Zhang; nc.ude.ujz@4001912

Received 3 August 2018; Revised 11 November 2018; Accepted 28 November 2018; Published 9 December 2018

Academic Editor: Carlo Galli

Copyright © 2018 Ziyu Ge et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Graphene family nanomaterials, with superior mechanical, chemical, and biological properties, have grabbed appreciable attention on the path of researches seeking new materials for future biomedical applications. Although potential applications of graphene had been highly reviewed in other fields of medicine, especially for their antibacterial properties and tissue regenerative capacities, in vivo and in vitro studies related to dentistry are very limited. Therefore, based on current knowledge and latest progress, this article aimed to present the recent achievements and provide a comprehensive literature review on potential applications of graphene that could be translated into clinical reality in dentistry.