(March 16th) In this video lecture, Prof. Lisa Pruitt lectures on Dental Materials.
Dental tissues and replacements, issues, the tooth, tissue constituents, enamel, dentin, structural properties, dental biomaterials, teeth replacement, amalgams and fillings, thermal expansion, implants, structural requirements, titanium implants, fatigue, design issues, temporary abutment, healing, permanent crowns, regulatory issues
This course of UC Berkeley - Bio Engineering/ME C117: Structural Aspects of Biomaterials - provides an overview of medical devices, FDA regulatory issues, biocompatibility and sterilization technology. It examines biomechanical properties: isotropy/anisotropy, stiffness, bending stresses, contact stresses, multiaxial loading, plasticity, fatigue, fracture, wear, corrosion, design issues. Also covered: Orthopedics, Dental, Cardiovascular, and Soft Tissue Reconstruction.Professor Pruitt's current research is focused on fatigue and fracture micromechanisms, cyclic damage zones, and evolution of structure due to cyclic loading and environment in advanced polymers and biomaterials.