Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. Overview of biomaterials and their use in medical devices.
Physical and mechanical requirements for medical device materials.
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS. Metallic materials.
Corrosion of metallic implants and prosthetic devices.
Failure analysis of metallic orthopedic implants.
Ceramic materials.
Polymeric materials.
DENTAL APPLICATIONS. Biomaterials for dental applications.
Tarnish and corrosion of dental alloys.
Friction and wear of dental materials.