The effect of fiber-reinforced composite versus band and loop space maintainers on oral Lactobacillus acidophilus and Streptococcus mutans levels in saliva

Background: Orthodontic bands have been shown to alter oral microbial flora that lead to convert caries-free patients to moderate or high caries risk individuals. Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of conventional band and loop space maintainers versus fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) resi...

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Main Authors: Mohamed Abd-Ellatif El-Patal, Moshabab A Asiry, Ibrahim AlShahrani, Samy Youssef El Bayoumy, Mohammed Abo-Elkasem Ahmed Wakwak, Mona Abdelghafar Mohamed Khalil
Format: Article
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2018-01-01
Series:Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Online Access:;year=2018;volume=36;issue=3;spage=301;epage=307;aulast=El-Patal