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.

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.