Subgingival Microflora in Smokers and Non-Smokers in Response to Initial Therapy

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Material Information

Title:
Subgingival Microflora in Smokers and Non-Smokers in Response to Initial Therapy
Physical Description:
1 online resource (51 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Strange, Leah R
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.S.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Dental Sciences, Dentistry
Committee Chair:
NEIVA,RODRIGO
Committee Co-Chair:
YILMAZ,OZLEM
Committee Members:
NEIVA,KATHLEEN

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
microflora
Dentistry -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Dental Sciences thesis, M.S.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Smoking has been identified as a risk factor for periodontal disease1, and differences in the microflora of smokers as compared to smokers have been recognized2. It was the purpose of this investigation to determine if there was a difference in the microflora of smokers and never-smokers using deep sequencing in response to initial therapy. The subgingival plaque samples of smokers and never-smokers were taken at baseline and at 6 months after scaling and root planing. Clinical parameters were also recorded at these time points. Sites were classified as being healthy or diseased at baseline. Sites were also classified as having had a loss of attachment, a good response to treatment, and a lack of a response to treatment. The samples were analyzed using deep sequencing techniques. Results revealed great similarity between the groups in regards to the clinical parameters. Deep sequencing revealed great differences between the groups in regards to the microbiological profile of the various classified sites. Furthermore, great heterogeneity was seen when the microflora of smokers was compared to smokers and when the microflora of never-smokers was compared to never-smokers.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Leah R Strange.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: NEIVA,RODRIGO.
Local:
Co-adviser: YILMAZ,OZLEM.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046819:00001