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Polymerase chain reaction detection of 8 putative periodontal pathogens in subgingival plaque of gingivitis and advanced periodontitis lesions.
A 16S rRNA-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection method was used to determine the prevalence of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Bacteroides forsythus, Campylobacter rectus, EikenellaExpand
Serology of oral Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and serotype distribution in human periodontal disease.
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans from the human oral cavity was serologically characterized with rabbit antisera to the type strain NCTC 9710; a number of reference strains, including Y4, ATCCExpand
Detection of human viruses in periodontal pockets using polymerase chain reaction.
  • B. Parra, J. Slots
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oral microbiology and immunology
  • 1 October 1996
Even though viruses have been implicated in the etiology of several medical and dental disorders, little or no data are available on the possible involvement of human viruses in the pathogenesis ofExpand
Selection of antimicrobial agents in periodontal therapy.
  • J. Slots
  • Medicine
  • Journal of periodontal research
  • 1 October 2002
BACKGROUND The recognition over the past 3 decades of microbial specificity in periodontitis has afforded dental practitioners the ability to prevent and treat the disease with a variety ofExpand
Systemic antibiotics in periodontics.
  • J. Slots
  • Medicine
  • Journal of periodontology
  • 2004
This position paper addresses the role of systemic antibiotics in the treatment of periodontal disease. Topical antibiotic therapy is not discussed here. The paper was prepared by the Research,Expand
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans in human periodontal disease: a cross-sectional microbiological investigation.
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans is a facultative gram-negative bacterium which has been associated with severe oral and nonoral infections. This study examined its occurrence in the oralExpand
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans genotypes in relation to serotypes and periodontal status.
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans is prevalent in periodontitis but is found in some periodontally healthy individuals as well. The arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction (AP-PCR) was usedExpand
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans in human periodontal disease. Prevalence in patient groups and distribution of biotypes and serotypes within families.
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans is a Gram-negative oral bacterium which has been implicated in the etiology of localized juvenile periodontitis. In this study, 403 subjects from four studyExpand
Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus DNA transcription in endodontic symptomatic lesions.
OBJECTIVES Productive Herpesviridae infections are implicated in the etio-pathogenesis of aggressive periodontitis. However, virtually nothing is known about a possible role of herpesviruses inExpand