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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 21-25

Caries vaccine - I. Today's myth !


1 PG, Dept. of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600095, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600095, India
3 Lecturer, Dept. of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600095, India

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A C Krithika
PG, Dept. of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600095
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Dental caries is a microbial disease of the teeth. Traditional way of managing this disease is by surgical intervention. But the current trend is to prevent the occurrence of the lesion. Caries vaccine is one of the methods of preventing and eradicating dental caries. Contemporary research is aimed at evolving a potent and effective caries vaccine. The present review gives an overview of the current developments, drawbacks and potential of this avenue of revolutionary caries management


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