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This article is part of the supplement: Biotechnology and Biomaterials to Reduce the Caries Epidemic

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Biomaterials Approaches to Combating Oral Biofilms and Dental Disease

James D Bryers12* and Buddy D Ratner12

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Bioengineering, Biomaterials (UWEB) Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

2 University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB) Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

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BMC Oral Health 2006, 6(Suppl 1):S15  doi:10.1186/1472-6831-6-S1-S15

Published: 15 June 2006

Abstract

Background

Possibilities for biomaterials to impact the dental caries epidemic are reviewed with emphasis placed on novel delivery biomaterials and new therapeutic targets.