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DNA-based methodology for the identification and detection of specific bacteria in dental plaque offers advantages over culturing techniques. One drawback of current molecular techniques like real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-QPCR) is that they are not able to distinguish between live or dead bacteria. To overcome this problem an assay(More)
Some investigators suggest a similarity between the oral microbiota of dogs and humans. The in vivo assessment of ecologic relationships among bacterial species and between bacterial species and their habitat is difficult to carry out. Consequently, this aspect is often neglected in animal oral microbiological studies. This study aimed to examine the(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of Listerine, Meridol, and Perioaid on the viability and total number of bacteria in established biofilms using an in vitro model under hydrodynamic conditions. Biofilms of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans were placed in a modified Robbins device and rinsed twice daily during 4 days. Bacteria were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the effectiveness of different systemic antibiotics in combination with scaling and root planing (SRP) compared to SRP alone in patients with untreated aggressive periodontitis. BACKGROUND In patients with aggressive periodontitis, SRP is often combined with the use of systemic antibiotics.(More)
INTRODUCTION The remit of this working group was to update the existing knowledge base in non-surgical periodontal therapy. The published systematic reviews from the fourth EAP Workshop formed the starting point for this update and in addition specific innovations not covered in previous workshops were included. MATERIAL AND METHODS The literature was(More)
BACKGROUND As in other fields of healthcare, probiotics have been introduced for prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases. OBJECTIVE This review was initiated to explore whether the use of probiotics can influence the periodontal microbiota and periodontal health. MATERIALS AND METHODS Literature on the mode of action of oral probiotics was(More)
INTRODUCTION Periodontitis results from a shift in the subgingival microflora into a more pathogenic direction with Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans considered as periodontopathogens. In many cases, treatment procures only a temporary shift towards a less pathogenic microflora. An alternative(More)
The complexity of the periodontal microbiota resembles that of the gastro-intestinal tract, where infectious diseases are treatable via probiotics. In the oropharyngeal region, probiotic or replacement therapies have shown some benefit in the prevention of dental caries, otitis media, and pharyngitis, but their effectiveness in the treatment of(More)