Oral tissue engineering involves the study of current approaches for in vitro regeneration of soft and hard tissues located into the oral cavity. In this context, recent approaches involves the use of innovative biomaterials to replace the lost or damaged human oral tissues. Recent discoveries in materials science and nanotechnology are drastically changing the traditional approach to dentistry by the design of innovative devices able more efficiently supporting the natural regeneration process. The objective of this book is to highlight current progress in tissue engineering for various dental hard/soft tissues including enamel, dentin, pulp, alveolar bone, periodontium, gum and oral mucosa, by emphasizing the role of materials and their specific applications.

Introduction to Oral and Craniofacial Tissue Engineering. Translation of Tissue Engineering Approach from Laboratory to Clinics. Polymer Materials for Oral and Craniofacial Tissue Engineering. Calcium Phosphate and Bioactive Glasses. From Conventional Approaches to Sol-gel Chemistry and Strategies for the Design of 3D Additive Manufactured Scaffolds for Craniofacial Tissue Engineering. Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Dental Tissues. Composite Materials for Oral and Craniofacial Repair or Regeneration. Biomimetic Approaches for the Design and Development of Multifunctional Bioresorbable Layered Scaffolds for Dental Regeneration. Craniofacial Regeneration: Bone. Gingiva and Periodontal Tissue Regeneration. Dentin-Pulp Complex Regeneration. Gene Therapy in Oral Tissue Regeneration. Injectable Scaffolds for Oral Tissue Regeneration. Clinical Progresses in Regenerative Dentistry and Dental Tissue Engineering.