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Renewable Carbon Nanomaterials: Novel Resources for Dental Tissue Engineering Mousavi, Seyyed Mojtaba; Yousefi, Khadije; Hashemi, Seyyed Alireza; Afsa, Marzie; BahranI, Sonia; Gholami, Ahmad; Ghahramani, Yasmin; Alizadeh, Ali; Chiang, Wei-Hung

Abstract

Dental tissue engineering (TE) is undergoing significant modifications in dental treatments. TE is based on a triad of stem cells, signaling molecules, and scaffolds that must be understood and calibrated with particular attention to specific dental sectors. Renewable and eco-friendly carbon-based nanomaterials (CBMs), including graphene (G), graphene oxide (GO), reduced graphene oxide (rGO), graphene quantum dots (GQD), carbon nanotube (CNT), MXenes and carbide, have extraordinary physical, chemical, and biological properties. In addition to having high surface area and mechanical strength, CBMs have greatly influenced dental and biomedical applications. The current study aims to explore the application of CBMs for dental tissue engineering. CBMs are generally shown to have remarkable properties, due to various functional groups that make them ideal materials for biomedical applications, such as dental tissue engineering.

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