US Army Institute of Dental Research Annual Progress Report Fiscal Year 1981 (1 October 1980 - 30 September 1981)
ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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During FY 81 the US Army Institute of Dental Research has expanded its mission to include the development of dental materiel for the field. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a miniaturized, self-contained dental x-ray unit and a rugged lightweight dental cutting instrument. Progress continues in the development of polymeric and ceramic materials for the repair of combat maxillofacial injuries. A new approach to drug administration in the field using microencapsulation techniques to provide long-term single dose therapy has produced very encouraging results. Basic studies related to wound healing and in particular, the problems of bone resorption, also continue to give promising results. These studies could lead to new concepts in the treatment of combat maxillofacial injuries.
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