Visiting IADR in San Francisco? (22-25 March)
Then BioMin Technologies co-founder Professor Robert Hill and his team will be both attending and presenting.
Professor Hill, from the Dental Institute at Queen Mary University of London, co-founded BioMin Technologies in 2014. He is currently Director of Research at the company, which was established to commercialise research on fluoride containing bioactive glasses, which can be used to reduce tooth sensitivity, help replace lost mineral from tooth surfaces and protect against tooth decay.
Professor Hill and his team also recently released the first data on smart repair of tooth decay, by replacing the inert glass used in conventional composites with high phosphate fluoride containing glasses. These new composites release calcium phosphate and fluoride ions. They remineralise hard carious lesions and form fluorapatite in the marginal gaps prolonging the life of composite fillings and reducing the need for mercury based amalgams.
They are also potentially very good when used in orthodontic cements for preventing white spot lesions.
“I am delighted to be presenting at IADR along with around ten other members of my team, says Professor Hill. “This demonstrates the high level of expertise we have and the commitment to improve the knowledge, understanding and the delivery of benefits of fluoride containing bioactive glass materials.”
“I would be very happy to meet with others attending the event visit the Queen Mary exhibition stand where more information and samples of BioMinF toothpaste will be available.
Below lists the presentations on bioactive glasses from the Dental Institute at Queen Mary;
BioMin has developed rapidly since the launch in London last April. Toothpastes with the BioMin ingredient have started to sell in the UK and across a number of other countries. Licensing agreements are being negotiated and currently in place in India, China, the US and Australia, and the company is seeing interest from dental professionals, dental manufacturers and dental distributors from around the world.