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Head of Discipline
The discipline of Materials Technology and Devices in Dental Medicine was officially established in 1993, when the College of Dental Technique within the Faculty of Dentistry was launched, later the College of Dental Technique being transformed into Specialization, and Bachelor Degree Program, respectively. At present, this discipline is being studied in the first year. Starting with the year 2021, the Dental Hygienists Bachelor Degree Program has been re-established, after an interruption of several years, our discipline being studied in the first and second year. Since 2002, Prof. Univ. Dr. Lavinia Cosmin Ardelean is serving as Head of the discipline. From 2002 to present, the staff of the discipline has contributed to the publishing of 17 books, and manuals, editing of 5 books in IntechOpen, London and MDPI, Basel publishing houses, 15 chapters in books (IntechOpen, London, MDPI, Basel and Frontiers, Lausanne publishing houses). Over 125 articles were published, of which more than 80 articles and ISI proceedings (WOS indexed), 2 invention brevets and over 80 conferences and scientific papers were presented at international scientific congresses. Our discipline has organized the International Congress “Interdisciplinarity in present dentistry”, Timisoara, 2008 and the International Congress “Timmedica”, 4th edition, Timisoara, 2011. More recently we also focused on the reviewer activity for WOS or BDI indexed journals, with over 230 processed and WOS verified articles, this activity being recognized by receiving the Top reviewers in Cross-Field award 2019 and Top reviewers in Materials Science award 2019. In the period 2019-2023, 8 Special Issues, on topics related to the profile of the discipline, were coordinated, in WOS indexed journals Polymers, Materials, Scanning, Coatings, Journal of Functional Biomaterials, and a Research Topic in Frontiers in Oral Health. The scientific activity of our discipline was awarded by our university through the Diploma of Excellence for Academic Publishing 2022.