Are antibacterials necessary in caries prophylaxis? -

Antibacterials should not be administered routinely for caries prophylaxis, but rather only when conventional plaque control is likely to be ineffective. There are many different antibacterial agents on the market, but there are few agents with an evidence-based long-term anticaries effect.

The new real-time polymerase chain reaction detection system at NIOM -

The real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection system opens up new possibilities for research at NIOM. The instrument has several applications including identification of single nucleotide polymorphism, identification and quantification of microorganisms from different samples and investigations of gene expression in mammalian cells and bacteria.

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