Research Group: Dental Materials and Clinical Application

Research Areas

  • Synthesis and in-depth analysis of novel bioactive dental fillers: Using `various preparatory techniques including microwave irradiation and hydrothermal. The structural, physical, thermal mechanical and biological properties will be evaluated
  • Development of anti-bacterial dental adhesives to enhance the bonding ability with tooth structure and to avoid the secondary carries. Assessment of anti-bacterial activity with multiple microbial strain is the key area to be evaluated
  • Surface, structural, biological and mechanical Analysis of dental restorative materials using advance techniques including AFM, SEM, FTIR, HPLC, GCMS, Shear Bond Strength and anti-bacterial testing
  • Development of natural polymer based composites for Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) membrane using ionic liquid. . This is accomplished using Guided Tissue Regeneration membranes to keep out soft tissue and allow the bone to grow in bony defects and extraction sockets. The membrane will be evaluated by in-vitro and in-vivo studies and then provided to end user for testing before commercialization
  • Synthesis of Bioglass using techniques including hydrothermal and sol-gel. The bioactivity analysis is the main point to evaluate and inclusion of these Bioglass particles with polymers to make bioactive composites
  • Develop a composite scaffold for cleft palate repair and to optimize and develop homegrown toxicology protocol for biomedical materials