17 Mar 17

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; 

Thaer Al-Khafaji

0388, Novel Fluoride and Strontium-Containing Bioactive Glasses for Orthodontic Dental Varnishes
CC Room 2011 | 4:00–4:15 pm | 22 March

Ferranti Wong

1122, Characterisation of a Novel Bioactive Composite
CC Room 2018 | 2.45-3pm | 23 March

Robert Hill

1252, Bioactive Glass Composites
CC First floor | 3.45-5pm | 23 March

Luiza Dias da Cruz

1256, Dentine Tubule Occlusion by Novel Bioactive Glass Based Toothpastes
CC First floor | 3.45-5pm | 23 March

Jie Liu

2570, The Cytotoxicity and Osteogenic Potential of Bio-glass BiominF
CC First floor | 3.45-5pm | 24 March

Mangala Patel

3105, A Novel Bioactive Glass for Remineralization of White Spot Lesions
CC First floor | 11-12.15pm | 25 March
Xiaojing Chen
3106, BioMin C® - A Smart Fluoride-free Remineralising and Desensitising Toothpaste
CC First floor | 11-12.15pm | 25 March

Khalil Alghamdi

3107, BioMin can Remineralize White Spot Lesions Surrounding Orthodontic Brackets
CC First floor | 11-12.15pm | 25 March

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.