Volume 6 Supplement 1

Biotechnology and Biomaterials to Reduce the Caries Epidemic

Proceedings

Edited by Rebecca L Slayton, James D Bryers, Peter Milgrom

Biotechnology and Biomaterials to Reduce the Caries Epidemic.

Seattle, USA

13-15 June 2005

  1. Proceedings

    Biotech and Biomaterials Research to Reduce the Caries Epidemic

    The goal of this workshop is to develop a consensus within the biomaterials/bioengineering community for a research agenda focused on creating technologies that will address the current dental caries pandemic....

    Rebecca L Slayton, James D Bryers and Peter Milgrom

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 10 July 2006

  2. Proceedings

    The Dental Caries Pandemic and Disparities Problem

    Understanding caries etiology and distribution is central to understanding potential opportunities for and likely impact of new biotechnologies and biomaterials to reduce the caries burden worldwide. This revi...

    BL Edelstein

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 10 July 2006

  3. Proceedings

    Disparities in Early Childhood Caries

    Despite remarkable reduction in the prevalence of dental caries in the United States, dental caries is still a highly prevalent disease among children who are socially disadvantaged (racial/ethnic minority, po...

    Clemencia M Vargas and Cynthia R Ronzio

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 10 July 2006

  4. Proceedings

    Reducing Oral Health Disparities: A Focus on Social and Cultural Determinants

    Oral health is essential to the general health and well-being of individuals and the population. Yet significant oral health disparities persist in the U.S. population because of a web of influences that inclu...

    Donald L Patrick, Rosanna Shuk Yin Lee, Michele Nucci, David Grembowski, Carol Zane Jolles and Peter Milgrom

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 10 July 2006

  5. Proceedings

    Delivery Challenges for Fluoride, Chlorhexidine and Xylitol

    The progression or reversal of dental caries is determined by the balance between pathological and protective factors. It is well established that a) fluoride inhibits demineralization and enhances remineraliz...

    John DB Featherstone

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 10 July 2006

  6. Proceedings

    Technology Development to Explore the Relationship Between Oral Health and the Oral Microbial Community

    The human oral cavity contains a complex microbial community that, until recently, has not been well characterized. Studies using molecular tools have begun to enumerate and quantify the species residing in va...

    E Michelle L Starke, James C Smoot, Laura M Smoot, Wen-Tso Liu, Darrell P Chandler, Hyun H Lee and David A Stahl

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 10 July 2006

  7. Proceedings

    Virulence properties of cariogenic bacteria

    The importance of Streptococcus mutans in the etiology of dental caries has been well documented. However, there is growing recognition that the cariogenic potential of dental plaque may be determined by the comp...

    Howard K Kuramitsu and Bing-Yan Wang

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 10 July 2006

  8. Proceedings

    Oral Antimicrobial Peptides and Biological Control of Caries

    The presence of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in saliva may be a biological factor that contributes to susceptibility or resistance to caries. This manuscript will review AMPs in saliva, consider their antimic...

    Beverly A Dale, Renchuan Tao, Janet R Kimball and Richard J Jurevic

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S13

    Published on: 10 July 2006

  9. Proceedings

    Using phage Lytic Enzymes to Control Pathogenic Bacteria

    Our laboratory has developed phage lytic enzymes to prevent infection by specifically destroying disease bacteria on mucous membranes and in blood. Enzymes specific for S. pneumoniae and S. pyogenes have been dev...

    Vincent A Fischetti

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S16

    Published on: 10 July 2006

  10. Proceedings

    The Human Sweet Tooth

    Humans love the taste of sugar and the word "sweet" is used to describe not only this basic taste quality but also something that is desirable or pleasurable, e.g., la dolce vita. Although sugar or sweetened food...

    Danielle R Reed and Amanda H McDaniel

    BMC Oral Health 2006 6(Suppl 1):S17

    Published on: 10 July 2006