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Mannan-degrading enzymes (MDEs) disrupting bacterial-fungal biofilms for prevention of dental cavities

Enzymes that degrade mannose to prevent the formation of bacterial-fungal biofilms, which cause dental cavities Problem: Dental cavities are among the most common oral diseases among children and adults in the United States, with treatments for this condition exceeding $81 billion annually. Dental cavities occur when the bacteria Streptococcus mutans...

Published: 4/6/2021

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Gum-health promoting smart dental implant system

Dental implant that inhibits plaque accumulation and gingival tissue inflammation by photobiomodulation therapy delivered by embedded light-emitting diodes (LEDs) powered by electricity generated from the patient’s own oral motion. Problem: More than half of adults will lose one or more teeth in their lifetime. When a patient loses a tooth the...

Published: 2/9/2021

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Ultra-fast killing of SARS-CoV-2 and enveloped viruses with a dental irrigation solution

A mixture has been identified that can rapidly deactivate SARS-CoV-2 and similar viruses for use during dental office procedures to prevent viral transmission. Problem: During routine dental procedures, aerosolized droplets containing water, a patient’s saliva and blood, microorganisms and other debris are produced as a result of commonly used...

Published: 8/20/2020

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