GEORGETA ZEGAN, ELENA MIHAELA CARAUSU, LOREDANA GOLOVCENCU, ALINA SODOR BOTEZATU, EDUARD RADU CERNEI, DANIELA ANISTOROAEI NANOPARTICLES DEPOSITION ON MINI-IMPLANTS FOR OSSEO-INTEGRATION AND ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES IMPROVEMENT In last few years, researchers focused on improvement of lifespan of dental mini-implants by coating them with nanopoarticles for a better osseo-integration, which also possesses antibacterial properties. Once their surface is coated with nanoparticles type silver dopped hydroxyapatite makes them durable and safe by a good integration into tissue and by preventing bacterial infections. It is well known that a particular problem with medical devices such as dental mini-implants is bacterial colonization. For this reason the use of nanoparticles coated mini-implants is a measure to prevent or to treat infections caused by microbial agents present in oral cavity. Our study considers the possibility of using silver doped hydroxyapatite thin films on titanium mini-implants as an osseo-integration and antibacterial component. Therefore several physic-chemical analyses were performed in order to determine their properties and to open new perspectives to develop nanoparticulated thin films as coatings for orthodontic mini-implants.