This is the second edition of the classic book An Introduction to Bioceramics which provides a comprehensive overview of all types of ceramic and glass materials that are used in medicine and dentistry. The enormous growth of the field of bioceramics is due to the recognition by the medical and dental community of the importance of bioactive materials to stimulate repair and regeneration of tissues. This edition includes 21 new chapters that document the science and especially the clinical applications of the new generation of bioceramics in the field of tissue regeneration and repair. Important socioeconomic factors influencing the economics and availability of new medical treatments are covered with updates on regulatory procedures for new biomaterials, methods for technology transfer and ethical issues.The book contains 42 chapters that offer the only comprehensive treatment of the science, technology and clinical applications of all types of bioceramic materials used in medicine and dentistry. Each chapter is written by leaders in their specialized fields and is a thorough review of the subject matter, unlike many conference proceedings. All chapters have been edited to reflect the same writing style, making the book an easy read. The completeness of treatment of all types of bioceramics and their clinical applications makes the book unique in the field and invaluable to all readers.
Use of Alumina and Zirconia in Surgical Implants (S. F. Hulbert); Bioactive Glasses: Angiogenesis (A. Boccacini and A. A. Gorustovich); Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses: Ridge Maintenance (L. L. Hench); Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses: Maxillofacial Repair (I. Thompson); A/W Glass-Ceramic: Processing and Properties (T. Kokubo); Machinable and Phosphate Glass-Ceramics (W. Hohland and V. Vogel); Si-Substituted Hydroxyapatite (S. Best); Hydroxylapatite Coatings (W. R. Lacefield); Pyrolytic Carbon Prostheses: Clinical Results (J. Schute and L. L. Hench); Radiotherapy Glasses (D. Day and T. Day); Porous Hollow Glass Microspheres (G. Wicks); Regulation of Medical Devices: Current Status (D. Greenspan); and other papers.