Prof. Manolea Horia

– Professor at the Prostheses Technology and Dental Materials Department and currently  Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania.

– His professional and scientific activity comprises 10 textbooks, more than 50 papers published in scientific journals of which 27 were published in ISI journals with impact factor, more than 100 papers published in abstract in the proceedings of international or national conferences, invited speaker at several national and international scientific meetings, reviewer for several specialty scientific journals.

Dental zirconia between mechanical properties, biocompatibility and clinical aplications

Zirconia has been introduced into dental practice as an alternative to metal-ceramic dental restorations. The major drawbacks that most clinical studies report on zirconia-supported restorations are related to failure of the veneering ceramics and wear. In our studies, after 6 weeks in the oral mucosa, some samples showed a phase transformation which may affect their mechanical properties. The local tissues have a good reaction for zirconia materials despite minor changes in their composition, but the material itself may have a bad reaction after maintenance in the oral tissues.

Prof. Manolea Horia

– Professor at the Prostheses Technology and Dental Materials Department and currently  Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania.

– His professional and scientific activity comprises 10 textbooks, more than 50 papers published in scientific journals of which 27 were published in ISI journals with impact factor, more than 100 papers published in abstract in the proceedings of international or national conferences, invited speaker at several national and international scientific meetings, reviewer for several specialty scientific journals.

Dental zirconia between mechanical properties, biocompatibility and clinical aplications

Zirconia has been introduced into dental practice as an alternative to metal-ceramic dental restorations. The major drawbacks that most clinical studies report on zirconia-supported restorations are related to failure of the veneering ceramics and wear. In our studies, after 6 weeks in the oral mucosa, some samples showed a phase transformation which may affect their mechanical properties. The local tissues have a good reaction for zirconia materials despite minor changes in their composition, but the material itself may have a bad reaction after maintenance in the oral tissues.