Recent Progress in Materials  (ISSN 2689-5846) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & Evaluation of Materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

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Special Issue

Advanced Dental Materials

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Eugeniusz Sajewicz, PhD, Associate Professor

Bialystok University of Technology, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Bialystok, Poland

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Research Interests: biotribology; biomaterials; dental materials; mechanical properties; lubrication

About This Topic

In recent years, the interest in new materials for applications in dentistry has increased significantly. However, the progress made so far in this area is often not satisfactory for both patients and clinicians. The properties of these materials are not always (or rather not in all respects) as good as their biological counterparts. The fact that the world's population lives longer is also important, increasing expectations as to the durability of biomaterials and the reliability of structures used in the oral cavity. The above is a significant incentive to look for new solutions in terms of the structure, properties and technology of dental biomaterials. One example is the work on active materials that have a significant role to play in relation to regenerative processes. The materials that are currently being intensively worked on include: resin composite, polymers, glassio-nomers, ceramics, endodontics materials, graft materials, bioactive glasses, graphen, titanium, zirconium and silicate cement. New possibilities of dental treatment are also brought about by additive techniques, nanomaterial technologies; and also biomimetic coatings.

Potential topics include but are not limited to following materials:

• Resin-based dental materials
• Dental alloys
• Dental composite
• Nanomaterials
• Metamaterials
• Hydroxyapatites
• Orthodontic alloys
• Dental adhesives
• Materials for orthopedic dentistry
• Endodontic materials
• Impression materials
• Zirconia
• Bioceramics
• Silicate cements
• Titanium

Work on the properties of tissues in terms of their contact with the biomaterials used will also be considered.


dental materials; restorative dentistry; dental surgery; endodontics; tissue engineering.

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Open Access Research Article

Biocompatibility and Surface Integrity of Zirconia Ceramics Treated by Laser-plasma Driven Shock-waves

Received: 10 April 2022;  Published: 22 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204025


This is a multi-disciplinary paper focused on the preliminary results of deploying laser shock treatment (LST) to ZrO2 ceramics. This work has significance in several industrial sectors for components that will benefit from strengthening. These components are, namely: dental implants; cutting and drawing [...]
Open Access Review

Modifications of Glass Ionomer Cements Using Nanotechnology: Recent Advances

Received: 01 May 2022;  Published: 01 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2202011


Glass ionomer cements (GICs) are dental materials that were invented by Wilson & Kent in 1972. They can chemically bond to enamel and dentin and can exhibit anti-cariogenic activity that allows the release and uptake of fluoride ions. They also possess the ability to render color. The setting reaction of GICs is a neutralization reaction [...]
Open Access Original Research

Assessment of Mineral Gain in White Spot Lesions Using CPP-ACP and CPP-ACFP in Different Clinical Protocols: A Proof of Concept Study

Received: 28 September 2021;  Published: 26 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2104046


Subsurface remineralization can be promoted by the topical application of nanoparticles of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP). To assess changes in enamel white spot lesions, an in situ proof-of-concept investigation was performed using 5 subjects (all of whom were healthy young adults) with a cross-over [...]
Open Access Original Research

Quantum Chemistry Estimation of Adhesion Strength of Hydroxyapatite with Titanium Substrate

Received: 12 May 2021;  Published: 27 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2104043


One of the ways to improve the fusion of an implant with bone tissue is through the use of biocompatible coatings, in particular, hydroxyapatite (HAp). It is important to assess the strength of the HAp adhesion to the implant. The measure of the strength of the bond of the coating with the substrate is the energy of this bond. [...]
Open Access Review

Advances in Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery in Dental Therapies

Received: 19 August 2021;  Published: 28 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2103039


Dental caries are one of the major causes of oral degeneration diseases. In order to treat dental-related diseases, it is often challenging and expensive. Recent literature has reported many advances in designing delivery systems utilizing polymers and novel biomaterials. Polymers play an important role in designing many nanoformul [...]
Open Access Original Research

Bisphenol A Release from Orthodontic Clear Aligners: An In-Vitro Study

Received: 31 March 2021;  Published: 12 August 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2103034


Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely used synthetic compound that has been identified as an endocrine disruptor. It has been linked to adverse health effects such as developmental defects, infertility in both men and women, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. There has been increased interest in BPA’s effects on the developing fetus [...]
Open Access Original Research

Pilot Study of Tooth Structure Removed in Primary Molar Zirconia Crown Preparations of Typodont Teeth

Received: 10 February 2021;  Published: 28 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2102020


Prefabricated zirconia crowns (ZRCs) require a passive fit and more reduction than stainless steel crowns (SSC). To determine the mean and maximum reduction depths in the mesial-buccal and occlusal areas for three ZRC brands and one SSC in posterior primary typodont molars and to compare reduction depths to existing literature [...]