Bioceramics have revolutionized the field of medicine by giving us the hope of generating engineered human tissues. During the past years, there have been great advances in bioceramics, glasses and glassceramics, and recently emphasis has shiÑed towards the use of this class of biomaterials especially for bone and dental tissue engineering. On this front, with the advent of advanced bioceramics, it has been speculated that the search for ideal combination of diÙÙ´erent methods and materials could result in significDnt advances in diÙÙ´erent areas of medicine over future years. Undoubtedly, this class of biomaterials needs further advancement and a lot of critical questions have yet to be answered. Ðis note shortly reviews the groundbreaking work that has been performed in the field of bioceramics.