Dental/Craniofacial Biomaterials

The Dental/Craniofacial Biomaterials Special Interest Group focuses on basic, applied, and clinical biomaterials research using approaches ranging from synthetic materials to biological mechanisms of therapy, and including materials/biological constructs and tissue structure-function analyses as biomimetic/design bases. Each of these approaches converge into the larger objective of restoring oral tissue structure and function. Issues related to materials used or having potential for use intra-orally or extra-orally for the restoration, fixation, replacement, or regeneration of hard and soft tissues in and about the oral cavity and craniofacial region are included. New dental biomaterials technologies include advanced inorganic and organic materials, biomimetics, smart materials, tissue engineering, drug delivery strategies and surface modified materials.

Officers

Chair: Scott A. Guelcher, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor
Dept of Chem. and Bio. Engineering
PMB 351604
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1604
t: (615) 322-9097
e: scott.guelcher@vanderbilt.edu

Vice Chair: Qiang "Charles" Ye, PhD
University of Kansas
Bioengineering Research Center
1530 W 15th St
Lawrence, KS 66045
t: (785) 864-1746
f: (785) 864-1742
e: yeq@ku.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: Kurtis Kasper, Ph.D. 
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Orthodontics
7500 Cambridge St.
Ste. 5130
Houston, TX 77054
t: (713) 486-4174
e: Fred.K.Kasper@uth.tmc.edu

Program Chair: Xiaohua Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246
 

Web Representative: TBD

Student representative:  Anne Talley
Vanderbilt University
PMB 351604
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235
e: anne.talley@vanderbilt.edu

Industry Representative: Hai Bo Wen, PhD
Director of Research
Zimmer Dental Inc
Dental Research & Clinical Affairs
1900 Aston Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008
t: (760) 929-4312
e: haibo.wen@zimmer.com

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Scott A. Guelcher, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor
Dept of Chem. and Bio. Engineering
PMB 351604
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1604
t: (615) 322-9097
e: scott.guelcher@vanderbilt.edu

Past Chair: Sachin Mamidwar, MBSS (MD), MS
Orthogen Corporation
505 Morris Ave, Suite 104
Springfield, NJ 07081 
t: (973) 467-2404
f: (973) 467-1218
e: smamidwar@orthogencorp.com

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