The use of coral scaffold in oral and maxillofacial surgery: A review

Vera Julia, Diah Ayu Maharani, Rahmana Emran Kartasasmita, Benny Sjarief Sjah Latief

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In recent years, there has been interest on the fabrication of system using particulates or block based approach for bone tissue engineering scaffold possessing porous interconnected structures. This article presents finding from a systematic review to describe the use of natural coral bone graft in oral and maxillofacial surgery.Literature search was conducted in the electronic database Pubmed. Using the keyword Biocoralin the initial search, we found 52 articles, after exclusion 19articles were reviewed.All the reviewed papers suggested further exploring and seeking the ideal material property that should be added to coral scaffold to improve its use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-435
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue numberSpecialissue
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Biocoral
  • Biodegradable
  • Bone graft
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Scaffold


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