Accession Number : ADA088858


Title :   The Bacterial Flora of Incipient Occlusal Lesions in Naval Recruits.


Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL DENTAL RESEARCH INST GREAT LAKES IL


Personal Author(s) : Meiers,J C ; Wirthlin,M R , Jr ; Shklair,I L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a088858.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : The bacterial contents of occlusal surface pit and fissure incipient dental caries was studied, following excavation of the fissures in naval recruits. Streptococcus mutans was recovered from all carious fissures and in significantly greater numbers in the carious fissures than from non-carious fissures, and was most often the predominant member of the bacterial population in carious fissures. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ORAL BACTERIA , *DENTAL CARIES , *STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , RECRUITS , LESIONS , TEETH , PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE