Role of Antimicrobial Peptides in the Fight Against Infection
This class of therapeutics may offer an effective treatment for oral infections, such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral mucosal diseases, and oral cancer.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the role of bacteria in the caries process.
- Define antimicrobials peptides (AMPs).
- Identify the role that synthetic AMPs play in treating caries.
This course was issued in October 2021 and expires October 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.