Handbook for Dental Chair Side Assistants Part 1

Dental Microbiology

Author(s): Namita Kalra*, Rishi Tyagi and Khadeeja Kulood

Pp: 56-84 (29)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049695123010005

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter introduces the student to oral microbiology. Dental plaque is a known common denominator for caries and periodontal diseases. The colonization of plaque is an important concept. The microbial basis of caries is discussed in this chapter along with gingivitis, periodontics, periimplantitis, and cellulitis.

Keywords: Microflora, cocci, Fibrils, Anaerobes, Dental Plaque.

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