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High-Throughput 2017, 6(3), 11; doi:10.3390/ht6030011

Oral Health: The Need for Both Conventional Microbial and Molecular Characterization

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Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, Touro College of Pharmacy, New York, NY 10027, USA
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
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Academic Editor: Massimo Negrini
Received: 10 July 2017 / Revised: 26 July 2017 / Accepted: 27 July 2017 / Published: 1 August 2017
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Abstract

This study aims to consider the microbial distribution in oral disease, as well as gene analysis and expression, in elucidating: 1, the fundamental underpinnings of oral disease, and 2, the potential relationship between oral diseases and systemic health. A key focus is identifying the microbiota associated with oral disease manifestations characterized by both conventional microbiological and molecular methods. Variations in the observed microbial populations characterized by conventional and molecular approaches have been identified for caries, periodontitis, peri-implantitis, and stomatitis. The discovery of therapeutic approaches for oral disease will require comprehensive microbial and genomic analysis. This study evaluated the current state of the relevant microbial and genomic information for several prevalent oral diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: oral disease; systemic health; oral microbiota; microarrays oral disease; systemic health; oral microbiota; microarrays
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Friedman, E.; Alizadeh, N.; Loewy, Z. Oral Health: The Need for Both Conventional Microbial and Molecular Characterization. High-Throughput 2017, 6, 11.

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