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© Odovtos - International Journal of Dental Sciences, 2016
Josette Camilleri DDS, MSc, PhD
Department of Restorative Dentistry Faculty of Dental Surgery University of Malta
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Is Mineral Trioxide Aggregate a Bioceramic?
Vol 18 No 1 (2016): Odovtos - International Journal of Dental Sciences V.18, 1(January-April) 2016
Published: Mar 17, 2016
Bioceramics are a subset of biomaterials and define ceramic materials, which are biocompatible. The range of biocompatibility is wide from totally inert materials to fully resorbable materials that are fully replaced with time. The first mention of Bioceramics in Endodontics referred to a study on a new material Bioaggregate, which was developed as a replacement for mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) boasting a Portland cement free formulation. But is MTA a bioceramic?.