Dr. Andrei C. Ionescu

– Post-doctoral research fellow and tutor; research coordinator of the Oral Microbiology and Biomaterials Laboratory, Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

– He has authored more than 35 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, and more than 35 presentations and lectures at international meetings.

– He is the recipient of the 3M Espertise award, the Robert Frank award for basic science of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), and the George Paffenbarger award of the Academy of Dental Materials (ADM).

– He is also finalist of the Marshall Award of the ADM in 2018 and 2019. He is guest member of the board of the Continental European Division of the IADR. He serves in the editorial board of various peer-review journals.

– He is expert in restorative dentistry, biomaterials, and remineralization techniques. His research is mainly focused on the mutual interactions between oral biofilms and dental materials.

Surface characteristics of dental materials: interactions with oral biofilms and clinical implications

To date, a significant amount of data is available on the interactions between dental materials’ surfaces and the oral biofilm which permanently develops over them, as well as on every oral hard surface. Oral biofilm formation on direct resin-based composite (RBC) restorations is higher than that occurring on natural teeth surfaces or on the surfaces of restorations made of some other materials. Biofilms formed on RBCs, in fact, mainly contain microorganisms able to survive a highly acidic environment. Biofilms are nevertheless complex ecosystems which under health conditions are in equilibrium with the host. Shifts in this equilibrium can lead to dysbiosis and to the subsequent onset of several localized diseases in the oral cavity, including dental caries.

Dr. Andrei C. Ionescu

– Post-doctoral research fellow and tutor; research coordinator of the Oral Microbiology and Biomaterials Laboratory, Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

– He has authored more than 35 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, and more than 35 presentations and lectures at international meetings.

– He is the recipient of the 3M Espertise award, the Robert Frank award for basic science of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), and the George Paffenbarger award of the Academy of Dental Materials (ADM).

– He is also finalist of the Marshall Award of the ADM in 2018 and 2019. He is guest member of the board of the Continental European Division of the IADR. He serves in the editorial board of various peer-review journals.

– He is expert in restorative dentistry, biomaterials, and remineralization techniques. His research is mainly focused on the mutual interactions between oral biofilms and dental materials.

Surface characteristics of dental materials: interactions with oral biofilms and clinical implications

To date, a significant amount of data is available on the interactions between dental materials’ surfaces and the oral biofilm which permanently develops over them, as well as on every oral hard surface. Oral biofilm formation on direct resin-based composite (RBC) restorations is higher than that occurring on natural teeth surfaces or on the surfaces of restorations made of some other materials. Biofilms formed on RBCs, in fact, mainly contain microorganisms able to survive a highly acidic environment. Biofilms are nevertheless complex ecosystems which under health conditions are in equilibrium with the host. Shifts in this equilibrium can lead to dysbiosis and to the subsequent onset of several localized diseases in the oral cavity, including dental caries.