Salivary detection of periodontopathic bacteria and periodontal health status in dental students

Leblebicioglu B., Kulekci G., Ciftci S., Keskin F., Badur S.

ANAEROBE, vol.15, no.3, pp.82-86, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2008.12.005
  • Journal Name: ANAEROBE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-86
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Saliva may become a potential source of contamination through vertical and horizontal transmissions as well as cross-infections. This study aims to use saliva as a screening tool to detect putative periodontal pathogens in a young population with fairly good oral hygiene.