9783805567954

Oral Biology at the Turn of the Century : Misconceptions, Truths, Challenges and Prospects, Congress, Interlaken, August 1998 (30th Anniversary of the European Research Group for Oral Biology, ERGOB)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Copyright: 1999-03-01
  • Publisher: KARGER, S. PUBLISHERS INC

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Preface
Changes in prevalence and incidence of the major oral diseasesp. 1
Risk factors and inference of causalityp. 12
The control of oral biofilms: new approaches for the futurep. 22
What explains the caries decline?p. 32
Microbial specificity and dental cariesp. 43
Microbial specificity in periodontal diseasep. 56
Systemic impact of periodontal infectionsp. 63
Sonic hedgehog in craniofacial morphogenesisp. 71
Facial growth and patterning: dysmorphologyp. 79
Odontogenetic patterningp. 85
Skeletogenesis in the headp. 93
Biomineralization in oral tissuesp. 101
Bone regeneration and repairp. 116
Tissue repair in embryosp. 122
Clonal basis of bacterial virulencep. 131
Environmental regulation of gene expression in oral streptococci: strangers in a strange landp. 143
IgG Fc receptor polymorphisms: genetic risk factors for periodontal diseasep. 151
Oral tolerance: prospects for anti-pathogenic vaccinationp. 159
Links between microbial colonization, inflammatory response, and tissue destructionp. 170
Regulation of salivary secretion: interactions between signalling pathwaysp. 179
Protein structure and function relationships: mucinsp. 189
Protein structure and function: histatinsp. 198
Secretory leucocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI), not just a protease inhibitorp. 211
Gene transfer and therapy: paradise lost?p. 217
Chemoprophylaxis in the oral cavity: [[plus on change les choses, plus elles devraient rester les memes]]p. 226
Future strategies to control oral infectionsp. 239
Re-engineering the function of salivary glandsp. 247
The oral cavity and human gene-mediated diagnostics and therapyp. 253
Note by the Editorsp. 265
Setting the Stage. Discussion of Session Ip. 267
Challenging the Paradigms. Discussion of Session IIp. 274
Orofacial Patterning and Regeneration. Discussion of Session IIIp. 277
Host-Microbial Interactions in the Oral Cavity. Discussion of Session IVp. 283
Saliva in Health and Disease. Discussion of Session Vp. 289
The Future. Discussion of Session VIp. 293
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