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.


Chair: Kurtis Kasper, PhD
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dept. of Orthodontics
7500 Cambridge St.
Ste. 5130
Houston, TX 77054
t: (713) 486-4174

Vice Chair: Daniel Harrington, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
1941 East Rd
BBS 4202A
Houston, TX 77054

Secretary/Treasurer: Hai Bo Wen, PhD
Director of Research, Dental
Zimmer Biomet
4555 Riverside Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
t: (561) 776-6996

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
t: (214) 370-7007

Web Representative: Santiago Orrego, Ph.D.
Temple University
3223 North Broad Street AEGD Clinic - Room 2E15
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Student Representative: Ben Swanson
University of Michigan

Industry Representative: TBD

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: TBD

Past 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

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