Journal of Healthcare Engineering

Engineering Solutions for Craniomaxillofacial Rehabilitation and Orodental Healthcare


Lead Editor

1Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile

2King’s College London, London, UK

3Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

4University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

5Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

6King's College London, London, UK

Engineering Solutions for Craniomaxillofacial Rehabilitation and Orodental Healthcare


Innovative engineering solutions that incorporate nanobiotechnology, advanced biomaterials, computer assistance, three-dimensional printing, and robotic systems offer huge potential for augmenting and improving the functional and esthetic craniomaxillofacial and orodental health profile of patients. A good example, perhaps, is nanodentistry, clearly multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, building on existing knowledge and accruing expertise in different scientific and technological fields, seeking persistent refinement of traditional approaches, via the development and/or incorporation of advanced biomaterials, new tools, and pharmacological formulations to improve overall orodental practice and care, which is slowly-evolving yet expected to provide dentists with more precision-made and tailored materials, drugs, and equipment, by which safety, esthetics, function, and patient compliance are enhanced. Due to the complex nature of such “outside-the-box” healthcare-related engineering technologies, they have attracted experts from physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, pharmaceutics, robotics, and bioengineering, as well as the industry.

This special issue is dedicated to the state of the art in orodental and craniomaxillofacial healthcare related topics and emphasizes the bionanotechnology-, computer-assisted-, and three-dimensional-related topics for innovative solution and alternative engineering. Through a collection of original papers, this state-of-the-art issue aims to exhibit the latest R&D&i ideas, concepts, findings, achievements, and future projections and promote awareness of this rapidly evolving and enabling multidisciplinary technology, thereby encouraging bridging the gap between engineering and dentistry (including subspecialities, extending to the head and neck) for research collaboration across the fields to address the critical and urgent biodental/biomedical concerns. Clinicians and researchers are invited to contribute with their original evidence-based articles as well as critical literature review manuscripts, summarizing the most recent and exciting innovative developments in the field of craniomaxillofacial and orodental healthcare.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Computer-aided planning and intraoperative navigation in dental implantology and craniomaxillofacial surgery
  • Functional scaffolds for craniomaxillofacial tissue engineering applications
  • Nanodentistry and the role of nanobiotechnology in biomaterials, pharmaceutics, and biodental tissue engineering
  • Image-guided surgery and medicodental robotics
  • 3D printing and surgical engineering in the craniomaxillofacial complex
  • Drug/gene delivery and cell therapy
  • Cosmetology and orofacial surgery
  • Platelet concentrates and leukocyte and platelet-rich fibrin in oromaxillofacial surgery
  • Green dentistry


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5387305
  • - Editorial

Engineering Solutions for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Rehabilitation and Oro-Dental Healthcare

Ziyad S. Haidar | Lucy Di‐Silvio | ... | Avijit Banerjee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6537848
  • - Research Article

Interactive Compliance Control of a Wrist Rehabilitation Device (WReD) with Enhanced Training Safety

Dong Xu | Mingming Zhang | ... | Sheng Q. Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4231872
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Characterization of 3D-Printed Individualized Ti-Mesh (Membrane) for Alveolar Bone Defects

Liyun Bai | Ping Ji | ... | Chao Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4804902
  • - Clinical Study

Bone Loss around Dental Implants 5 Years after Implantation of Biphasic Calcium Phosphate (HAp/βTCP) Granules

Vadims Klimecs | Alexanders Grishulonoks | ... | Andrejs Skagers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9680713
  • - Research Article

Nonmotile Single-Cell Migration as a Random Walk in Nonuniformity: The “Extreme Dumping Limit” for Cell-to-Cell Communications

Grigorios P. Panotopoulos | Sebastian Aguayo | Ziyad S. Haidar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1797502
  • - Research Article

Automatic Analysis of Lateral Cephalograms Based on Multiresolution Decision Tree Regression Voting

Shumeng Wang | Huiqi Li | ... | Bingshuang Zou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4609264
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Properties of the Periodontal System and of Dental Constructs Deduced from the Free Response of the Tooth

Cosmin Sinescu | Virgil-Florin Duma | ... | Gheorghe Eugen Draganescu
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