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Department GE11: Dental Materials
Fields:

- dental materials
- biomaterials
- biominerals
Actual research domains concerning materials technology:

- development and optimization of bone cements
- calcium phosphates
- development and optimization of glass ionomer cements
- evaluation of dental composites
- study of the fluoride release of materials with regard to caries prevention
- (de)mineralization of biominerals (such as enamel, dentin and urinary stones)
Specific test equipment and/or available techniques:

- structure analysis: X-ray diffractometry, IR-spectrometry
- material properties: universal testing machine Lloyd, hardness tester, profilometry, microscopic image   analysis, microradiography
- apparatus for the determination of specific surface and density of powders
- chemical analysis: AAS, gas and ion chromatography, ion selective potentiometry
Personnel:

- ZAP: 1
- Dr. Scientists: 2
- Ind. Ing.: 1
- PhD Students: 2
Contact Persons:

Prof.Dr. R.M.H. Verbeeck
UZ, De Pintelaan 185 (P8)
B-9000 GENT
+32 (0)9 240 34 17
+32 (0)9 240 38 51
e-mail: Ronald.Verbeeck@UGent.be