Navigation Links
OHSU School of Dentistry team examines how to rapily assess children's tooth decay risk
Date:6/22/2010

PORTLAND, Ore. Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry have determined that ATP-driven (adenosine triphosphate-driven) bioluminescence a way of measuring visible light generated from ATP contained in bacteria is an innovative tool for rapidly assessing in children at the chair-side the number of oral bacteria and amount of plaque that can ultimately lead to tooth decay.

The study is published online in the May-June 2010 issue of Pediatric Dentistry.

Caries (microbial disease) prevention is one of the most important aspects of modern dental practice. Untreated, large numbers of cariogenic bacteria adhere to teeth and break down the protective enamel covering, resulting in lesions and cavities. There is a critical need in dentistry to develop better quantitative assessment methods for oral hygiene and to determine patient risk for dental caries, because disease as well as restorative treatment results in the irreversible loss of tooth structure. Previous caries risk assessments have focused on social, behavioral, microbiologic, environmental and clinical variables.

The goal of the OHSU study was to examine the use of microbiological testing, specifically ATP-driven bioluminescence, for quantifying oral bacteria, including plaque streptococci, and assessment of oral hygiene and caries risk. Thirty-three randomly selected OHSU pediatric patients, ages 7 to 12, were examined, and plaque specimens, in addition to saliva, were collected from one tooth in each of the four quadrants of the mouth. The oral specimens were then assessed to count total bacteria and streptococci and subjected to ATP-driven bioluminescence.

The OHSU team found statistical correlations, linking ATP to the numbers of total bacteria and oral streptococci
'/>"/>

Contact: Sydney Clevenger
clevenge@ohsu.edu
Oregon Health & Science University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. High School and College Students Take No-Tanning Pledge to Stay out of Tanning Beds for Proms and Spring Break
2. UM School of Medicine scientists find new malaria vaccine is safe and protective in children
3. Biking to School Boosts Kids Fitness
4. Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Reaches Development Milestone
5. UDM School of Dentistry Gives Kids A Smile
6. As Kids Age, Secondary Schools Offer Less Support
7. Missouri School District to Grade its Own Food Options
8. New York Schools and Nonprofits Received More Than 10,700 Books Through Verizons Seasons Readings Campaign
9. State Health, Education Leaders Applaud Luzerne County School for Boosting Physical Activity Among Students
10. More Recruiting of Underrepresented Minorities Needed at U.S. Medical Schools, Study Says
11. Some Childhood Cancer Survivors Face More Challenges at School
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding ... its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. ... Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, ... Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s ... maternity wedding dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com ... for maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal party. ... high quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Juvent Sports ... at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to bestow a ... incredible female amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated ... amateur golf tournament win. She won her first amateur ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo lawsuits ... recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue to ... U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... Court has remanded a case filed by the state ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 For over 20 years, Dr. David Cruz ... Vista area has treated just about every type of injury ... And for those same twenty-plus years, the team at ... injuries with the best possible doctor. With the combined ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2
... Irish researchers, a smoking ban which began March 2004, has ... cut //in air pollution, the health of bar workers has ... gave an 83 percent reduction in air pollution and an ... report, which was published in the American Journal of Respiratory ...
... and reduces relapse rates in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been ... MS. //Vision loss is one of the most common and ... April 17, 2007, issue of Neurology?, the scientific journal of ... performed on data from the AFFIRM and SENTINEL studies, which ...
... Medicine has shown that children who have rotavirus, a ... have antigens (protein fragments from the surface of the ... their blood. Margaret Conner and colleagues from Baylor College ... children with gastroenteritis and compared them with samples taken ...
... of cardiovascular diseases in endemic proportion in the near future, ... health to combat the grave threat. ,The country's ... expenditure on health as compared to Bangladesh's 25.2 per cent, ... the study. ,The joint study conducted by the ...
... weight successfully should drink at least two litres of fluids ... German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.// ,The centre said that ... for hunger. According to Gewicht im Griff (Weight Under Control), ... reprinted, fluids spur metabolism and also improve skin tone. ...
... in the orchards of the Western Cape. After decades of trying ... fruit farmers are// packing in the pesticides and deciding to grow ... it is being billed, not only as a profitable enterprise, but ... ,From an estimated 5 million rand ($700,000) before 2003, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ireland’s Smoke Ban Seems To Do The Tric 2Health News:MS Drug Helps Reduce Vision Loss 2Health News:India may See Outbreak of Cardiovascular Illnesses 2Health News:South African Farmers Turn to Organic Farming 2Health News:South African Farmers Turn to Organic Farming 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... N.C. , Jan. 23, 2015 For the pharmaceutical ... in dealing with payers. Likewise, the importance of the managed ... will only continue to grow as payer formularies and provider ... therapies. At the same time, managed markets leaders ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5dh22x/urinary_catheters ) ... Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male ... Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" ... present, the global market for urinary catheters is experiencing ...
(Date:1/23/2015)...  MedScope ( www.medscope.org ), the leading provider of medical ... Connected World magazine Connected World Award for its ... be used anywhere, anytime. The nomination was made by ... nominating MedScope, Landon Garner , Director of Marketing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:As Payer Influence Rises, Pharmaceutical Companies work to Optimize the Managed Markets Function 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2
... WEST BEND, Wis., Aug. 8, 2011 Eurofins ... service provider and Spaulding Clinical Research, LLC., US-based, ... Device Manufacturer, announce a joint partnership agreement.  This ... facilitates collaboration on integrated clinical services to engage ...
... Va., Aug. 8, 2011 Science Applications International ... has completed the acquisition of Vitalize Consulting Solutions ... and information technology (IT) services for healthcare enterprises. ... the commercial hospital market that are implementing electronic ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Spaulding Clinical Announces New Joint Partnership for Global Studies with Eurofins Optimed Clinical Research 2SAIC Completes Acquisition of Vitalize Consulting Solutions, Inc. 2
... classic designs paired with modern, feminine styling. ... materials including ultra-light titanium to 3-D acetate ... almonds and squares. Three-piece mounts and nylon ... wear collection is the perfect combination of ...
... The new Chanel optical collection, ... elegance dear to Mademoiselle's heart, ... to the quilted effect. Combining ... the sparkle of Strass and ...
... Luxury and professionalism. Glamour and style. Creativity ... Luxottica, two market-leading companies, signed a new ... Gabbana brand was formed in 1985 by ... Stefano Gabbana, who blended sensuality with their ...
... includes three collections - Nike Suns, Nike ... active lifestyle consumers the latest vision technology ... sun collections feature Nikes Max Lens technology ... larger vision sweet spot for optimal sport ...
Medicine Products: