International Journal of Oral Health Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75--79

Chitosan biomaterials: Natural resources for dentistry


Khooshbu Gayen, Sagar Pabale, Supreet Shirolkar, Subir Sarkar, Somen Roychowdhury 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Supreet Shirolkar
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (2C), Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
India

In the quest for discovering ideal dental materials, biomaterials or those derived from biological sources play a special role because of their varied usages and inherent biocompatibility. Chitosan has been a rather recent material derived primarily from exoskeletons of life that forms mainly anthropods and fungi, etc. Evolving technology and understanding has made it possible for us to employ more biomaterials that are easy to adapt for uses in humans with less side effects and more therapeutic effects. With increasing applications that chitosan has found in medicine, exploring the dental applications of chitosan needs to be started with more vigor as well. Chitosan owing to its properties of being antimicrobial, biocompatible, biodegradable, osteoconduction, etc., either de novo or on being modified can be a real blessing in disguise for dentistry and find application in therapies from preventive to regenerative dentistry in various of its specialties.


How to cite this article:
Gayen K, Pabale S, Shirolkar S, Sarkar S, Roychowdhury S. Chitosan biomaterials: Natural resources for dentistry.Int J Oral Health Sci 2021;11:75-79


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Gayen K, Pabale S, Shirolkar S, Sarkar S, Roychowdhury S. Chitosan biomaterials: Natural resources for dentistry. Int J Oral Health Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 1 ];11:75-79
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