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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Gene therapy and its implications in Periodontics

MGV's KBH Dental College and Hospital, Panchavati, Nashik - 422 003, Maharashtra, India

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Shumaila S Ansari
Department of Periodontics, MGV's KBH Dental College and Hospital, Panchavati, Nashik - 422 003, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.51886

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Gene therapy is a field of Biomedicine. With the advent of gene therapy in dentistry, significant progress has been made in the control of periodontal diseases and reconstruction of dento-alveolar apparatus. Implementation in periodontics include: -As a mode of tissue engineering with three approaches: cell, protein-based and gene delivery approach. -Genetic approach to Biofilm Antibiotic Resistance. Future strategies of gene therapy in preventing periodontal diseases: -Enhances host defense mechanism against infection by transfecting host cells with an antimicrobial peptide protein-encoding gene. -Periodontal vaccination. Gene therapy is one of the recent entrants and its applications in the field of periodontics are reviewed in general here.

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