Advanced materials and technologies for oral diseases

Sci Technol Adv Mater. 2023 Jan 4;24(1):2156257. doi: 10.1080/14686996.2022.2156257. eCollection 2023.


Oral disease, as a class of diseases with very high morbidity, brings great physical and mental damage to people worldwide. The increasing burden and strain on individuals and society make oral diseases an urgent global health problem. Since the treatment of almost all oral diseases relies on materials, the rapid development of advanced materials and technologies has also promoted innovations in the treatment methods and strategies of oral diseases. In this review, we systematically summarized the application strategies in advanced materials and technologies for oral diseases according to the etiology of the diseases and the comparison of new and old materials. Finally, the challenges and directions of future development for advanced materials and technologies in the treatment of oral diseases were refined. This review will guide the fundamental research and clinical translation of oral diseases for practitioners of oral medicine.

Keywords: Oral diseases; advanced technology; antibacterial; nanomaterial; tissue engineering.

Publication types

  • Review

Grants and funding

We thank financial support from National Natural Science Foundation of China [82103404], Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation [2020A1515110719], Southern Medical University Excellent Youth Scholars Training Program [2020YQPY008], Guangzhou Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation [202102020687], Stomatological Hospital of Southern Medical University Startup Funds [No. PY2020001, PY2019026], Medical Research Fund of Guangdong Province [No. B2020081].