Journal of Oral Tissue Engineering

Proposal of Oral Implant Releasing a Very Small Amount of Drug Solution:
Possibility as an Endocrine Micro Organ

Koichi IMAI

Department of Biomaterials, Osaka Dental University, Osaka, Japan

J Oral Tissue Engin 2018; 16(1): 32-36.

Oral implants have an ideal structure of a device capable of releasing a very small amount of various drugs from the fixture because it is placed in hard and soft tissues with abundant capillary blood vessels. Many elderly patients receive oral implant treatment and many of them also have complications, for whom the usefulness of commercializing an oral implant with drug release function is significant. I have proposed intraoral prostheses, such as a crown, bridge, and denture, and oral implants capable of releasing a very small amount of drugs. In this study, it was further advanced, and utilization of the oral implant as a micro organ to treat endocrine disease as medical-dental collaboration was proposed.

Key words: DDS, implant body, implant, drug release, micro organ

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