Aim: To determine microbial profiles that discriminate periodontal health from
different forms of periodontal diseases.
Methods: Subgingival biofilm was obtained from patients with periodontal health
(27), gingivitis (11), chronic periodontitis (35) and aggressive periodontitis (24),
and analysed for the presence of >250 species/phylotypes using HOMIM. Microbial
differences among groups were examined by Mann–Whitney U-test. Regression
analyses were performed to determine microbial...
Authors: Talita Lourenço, Debora Heller, Carina Silva-Boghossian, Sean Cotton, Bruce Paster, Ana Paula Colombo