Retrieval of biofilms from the oral cavity

Jr Palmer, R. Wu, S. Gordon, C. G. Bloomquist, W. F. Liljemark, M. Kilian, P. E. Kolenbrander

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With the use of the removable stents or bonded enamel piece models with or without a continuous bacterial layer, many in vitro or in vivo studies can be initiated. For example, studies on salivary pellicle formation, surface characteristics of biomaterials as they affect plaque development, antiplaque agents, the dynamics of adhesion of bacteria, interspecies adhesion of bacteria, the colonization of bacteria, the dynamics of bacteria growth in vivo, and the succession of growth in older supragingival plaques20-23 can be carried out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-403
Number of pages11
JournalMethods in Enzymology
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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