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Effects of iron-oxide nanoparticles and magnetic fields on oral biofilms
Author(s): Gema Alas; Ronald E. Pagano; Jane Q. Nguyen; H. M. H. Nihal Bandara; Sergei A. Ivanov; Gennady A. Smolyakov; Dale L. Huber; Hugh D. C. Smyth; Marek Osiński
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Paper Abstract

Human mouth is a host of a large gamut of bacteria species, with over 700 of different bacteria strains identified. Most of these bacterial species are harmless, some are beneficial (such as probiotics assisting in food digestion), but some are responsible for various diseases, primarily tooth decay and gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. For example, Streptococus mutans produces enamel-eroding acids, while Porphyromonas gingivalis is strongly linked to periodontitis. In this paper, we report on the effects of exposure of oral biofilms to iron oxide nanoparticles and static magnetic fields as possible bactericidal agent.

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Date Published: 22 February 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10078, Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XII, 1007806 (22 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256221
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Gema Alas, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Ronald E. Pagano, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Jane Q. Nguyen, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
H. M. H. Nihal Bandara, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Sergei A. Ivanov, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Gennady A. Smolyakov, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Dale L. Huber, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Hugh D. C. Smyth, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Marek Osiński, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10078:
Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XII
Marek Osiński; Wolfgang J. Parak; Xing-Jie Liang, Editor(s)

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