The most common diseases in the oral cavity are dental caries, gingivitis and diseases resulting in tooth loss. All of these diseases are caused by dental plaque. The plaque is frequently called oral biofilm.
Research on biofilm at the Faculty has three main objectives:
- To determine the microbes that are found in oral biofilm and their wandering patterns.
- To understand the mechanisms used by bacteria to form biofilm/cause disease.
- To control the growth of biofilm on tooth surfaces.
Biofilm research projects
- A novel environment-friendly anti-fouling technology for the paint and coating industry
- Biological outcome of dental implant treatment
- Commensals and pathogens: deciphering their language
- E. coli biofilm research
- Interference with bacterial communication and biofilm formation by synthetic thiophenones
- Mathematical modeling of infectious disease (periodontitis)
- Microbiological, clinical and 3-dimensional features of white spot lesions
- Relationship between periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases
- Research on salmonella biofilm
- The treatment of periodontal diseases
- Three-dimensional structure of P. gingivalis fimbriae
Published Oct 25, 2010 02:57 PM - Last modified Jan 5, 2011 10:27 AM