Netherlands, Nijmegen

Regenerative Dentistry: Applying the Concept of Regenerative Medicine to Dentistry

when 13 August 2018 - 17 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 550

Due to the aging of the population in the Western world, there is a growing need for restorative surgical interventions. However, because of the limited ability and short lifespan of traditional restorative solutions, this has recently lead to the development of novel branches of biomedical technology and the introduction of the term "Regenerative Medicine."

Regenerative medicine aims at the functional regeneration of damaged tissues and organs by making use of the properties of the natural tissues and cells. Knowledge obtained on stem cells, growth factors, materials science, etc., will all lead to new treatment options. Scientists have used a wide range of biomaterials and scaffolds, genes, stem cells and growth factors to apply regenerative medicine approaches to dentistry, which leads to "Regenerative Dentistry."

This course will introduce the basic knowledge about the key factors in regenerative dentistry: stem cells, biomaterials, and growth factors. The course will contain interactive lectures and self-study assignments. Moreover, the students will also have the chance to practice scaffold preparation, stem cell culture and some characterization techniques used in the research in Regenerative Dentistry.

Course leader

Fang Yang
Assistant Professor
Dentistry
Radboud University Medical Center

Target group

Advanced Bachelor, Master. The course is designed for students of Dentistry, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, and Material Sciences who would like to learn the concept of Regenerative Medicine and finally how to apply the concept in dentistry as an example. Master students who are interested in doing research in regenerative medicine are encouraged to apply

Course aim

After this course you are able to:
1. Understand the basic concept of regenerative medicine and regenerative dentistry.
2. Understand the most important regulating factors and mechanisms, which play a part in the natural repair- and regeneration process of dental tissues.
3. Understand how the diverse research methods can be applied in regenerative dentistry.
4. Grasp some basic lab techniques applied in regenerative dentistry.

Fee info

EUR 550: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.

Scholarships

We offer several reduced fees:
€ 495            early bird discount – deadline 1 April 2018 (10%)
€ 468          partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 413          early bird + partner discount (25%)