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Novel polychaprolactone - tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds customized for reconstruction of dento-alveolar deformities

24 March 2010

Promotie: dhr. A.B.K. Yeo, 14.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Proefschrift: Novel polychaprolactone - tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds customized for reconstruction of dento-alveolar deformities

Promotor(s): prof.dr. Y. Rem, prof.dr. A. Sandham

Faculteit: Medische Wetenschappen

Contact: via de persvoorlichters van het UMCG, tel. 050-361 2200, e-mail: voorlichting@bvl.umcg.nl

Novel polychaprolactone - tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds customized for reconstruction of dento-alveolar deformities

In this thesis, a series of in vitro and in vivo experiments were designed to evaluate the prospective use of polycaprolactone-tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds, a synthetic bone substitute material, tailored for dentoalveolar ridge augmentation. We concluded that selective modification via pretreatment using sodium hydroxide improved PCL-TCP scaffold surface characteristics and enhanced overall bone formation. In addition, favorable interconnectivity and mechanical properties of the scaffold were maintained whilst undergoing degradation. Additional studies are required to further investigate the potential of PCL-TCP scaffolds involving clinically relevant defects using large animal jaw models.

Last modified:15 September 2017 3.39 p.m.

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