Title

Anti-caries therapy: why is combating the bacteria important?

Lead Author Affiliation

Pediatric Dentistry

Lead Author Status

Masters Student

Introduction/Context

Dental caries is a multifactorial infectious disease as a result of dysbiosis of the oral microbiome, especially in dental plaque. Besides the significant impact of dietary habits and host genetic factors on the oral microbiome and dysbiosis, the transmission, colonization and virulence of cariogenic bacteria also play important roles in the dysbiosis of the oral microbiome. This presentation highlights research on the microbiological aspects of dental caries, using mutans streptococci, the main cariogenic bacteria, as an example. It also discusses the importance of antimicrobial treatment in clinical management and prevention of dental caries, especially in children.

Comments

Keynote Address

Location

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

Format

Keynote

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Anti-caries therapy: why is combating the bacteria important?

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

Dental caries is a multifactorial infectious disease as a result of dysbiosis of the oral microbiome, especially in dental plaque. Besides the significant impact of dietary habits and host genetic factors on the oral microbiome and dysbiosis, the transmission, colonization and virulence of cariogenic bacteria also play important roles in the dysbiosis of the oral microbiome. This presentation highlights research on the microbiological aspects of dental caries, using mutans streptococci, the main cariogenic bacteria, as an example. It also discusses the importance of antimicrobial treatment in clinical management and prevention of dental caries, especially in children.