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Emerging Nanotechnologies in Dentistry by Waqar Ahmed, Karthikeyan Subramani

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Chapter 1. Nanotechnology and the Future of Dentistry
K. Subramani1 and W. Ahmed2
1Department of Orthodontics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
2Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Contents

1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Nanotechnology Approaches 2
1.3 Nanotechnology to Nanomanufacturing 3
1.3.1 Top-Down Approach 4
1.3.2 Bottom-Up Approach 6
1.4 Nanodentistry 10
1.5 Future Directions and Conclusions 14
References 14
Nanotechnology is a term that is used to describe the science and technology related to the control and manipulation of matter and devices on a scale less than 100nm in dimension. It involves a multidisciplinary approach involving ...

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