ESR: Petr Dohnalik

Host: TU Wien

Start date: November 3, 2017


This project has the objective

  • To engineer patient-specific mineral trioxide aggregates (= low-volume, high-value C-S-H-based products) for endodontic applications in dentistry. The targets of engineering are to provide the required in-situ sealing and optimal mechanical biocompatibility in terms of stiffness and strength, as compared to the surrounding tooth material. Success will be demonstrated by in vitro experiments.

Progress of the project



Expected Results:

  • Month 12: Preliminary materials characterisation;
  • Month 21: Multi-scale representation of mineral trioxide aggregates;
  • Month 30: In vitro studies regarding strength compatibility of different mineral trioxide aggregates;
  • Month 39: Multiscale model for patient-specific mineral trioxide aggregates.

Planned Secondments

  • 4 months at SEPTODONT: in vitro tests of MTAs to assess strength-related biocompatibility; start month 27.