Ultrasonic invention to effectively control dental plaque biofilms

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Faculty of Engineering & the Environment

Abstract

The project will revolutionize the ability of mm-thick streams of cold water clean, in the way that the award-winning StarStream technology revolutionized cleaning in cm-wide streams of cold water. The ability to turn a simple stream of cold water into an effective remover of the biofilms that resist current dental care practice could be potentially world-changing. Globally, about 30% of people aged 65-74 have no natural teeth, and 15-20% of adults aged 35-44 have severe gum disease (data: World Health Organization). This has severe social implications, and drains healthcare resources from other priorities. The treatment of established dental infections by infections fuels AMR, the rise of 'superbugs'.

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
BB/P504981/1 25/09/2017 24/09/2021
1962648 Studentship BB/P504981/1 25/09/2017 30/09/2021 Christian Cox