Microbiology

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10.1055/b-0034-56498 Microbiology Bacteria are present throughout life in a myriad of sites on and in the human body. The bacteria may be beneficial for the host, or of no consequence…

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Structural Biology

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10.1055/b-0034-56496 Structural Biology “Structural biology” is a general term referring to the classical macromorphology and histology of tissues, as well as their function, including the biochemistry of the cells and…

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Indices

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10.1055/b-0034-56500 Indices The inflammatory diseases of gingiva and periodontium, as well as their symptoms and the etiologic agents of these conditions (microbial plaque/biofilm) can be assessed clinically using qualitative and/or…

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Introduction

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10.1055/b-0034-56495 Introduction “Periodontology” is the study of the tooth-supporting tissues, the “periodontium.” The periodontium is made up of those tissues that surround each tooth and which anchor each tooth into…

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Epidemiology

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10.1055/b-0034-56501 Epidemiology Descriptive epidemiology deals with the occurrence, the severity and the distribution of diseases, as well as physical and/or mental incapacity, or mortality, in any selected population. Analytical epidemiology…

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Etiology and Pathogenesis

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10.1055/b-0034-56497 Etiology and Pathogenesis The most common diseases of the tooth-supporting apparatus are plaque-induced, usually chronic, inflammatory alterations in the gingiva and the subjacent periodontal structures. Gingivitis may persist for…

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