Special Issue "Alternatives to Antibiotics in Dentistry"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).
Interests: antimicrobial therapy in dentistry; biofilms; antibiotics; alternatives to antibiotics
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Antibiotics (and antiseptics) are highly effective in killing (planktonic) bacteria. However, severe side effects affecting patients’ health may occur. Further, it is well known that the application of antibiotics is linked with the development of resistance.
Thus, there is an urgent need to search for alternatives. These alternatives to the commonly used antimicrobial antibiotics might be probiotics, natural products, photodynamic therapy, inhibitors of virulence factors, new developments in antimicrobials, etc. This Special Issue focuses on research that compares potential alternatives with commonly used antimicrobials in dentistry. In vitro studies, studies using animal models, and clinical studies (including pilot studies or case series) are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Sigrun Eick
Manuscript Submission Information
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- alternatives to antibiotics
- oral infections
- natural products
- photodynamic therapy
- inhibition of bacterial virulence