Therapeutic Uses for Antimicrobial Peptides in Oral Healthcare
This class of therapeutics may provide effective treatment for oral infections, such as caries, periodontal disease, oral mucosal diseases, and oral cancer.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the role of microbial pathogens in the caries process.
- Define antimicrobials peptides (AMPs).
- Explain applications for synthetic AMPs in treating caries.
This course was issued in December 2021 and expires December 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.