NIHR grant for groundbreaking new filling material
17 November 2015
A multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians led by UCL Eastman Professor Anne Young and in partnership with UK Dental Company Schottlander have been awarded £970,000 by the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme.
The team aims to produce a new commercial filling material that has multiple advantages over current materials.
These include the ability to bond to dentine without an adhesive increasing their ease of use particularly for children. They additionally provide antibacterial action and promote hydroxyapatite precipitation underneath the tooth restoration to prevent recurrent disease and aid natural tooth re-mineralisation and repair.
This work brings together expertise from UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UCL Translational Research Office, UCL Institute of Education, and potential patients – children and their parents.
* The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Read more