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A balanced microbiome: natural protection from oral disease

Prof. Mogens Kilian DMD, D.Sc., D.h.c. , Mr. Michael Hoptroff

For decades, oral bacteria have been seen as the enemy, but thanks to emerging evidence, we now know this is not the case. This webinar explores the new thinking and pioneering research which is redefining our view on the oral microbiome.

The mouth houses one of the most diverse microbiomes in the body, with both health- and disease-associated species of bacteria co-existing in the biofilm. Our growing appreciation of the oral microbiome’s ecology points to a new approach to oral health – one of re-establishing a symbiotic equilibrium in the mouth rather than attempting to eliminate all bacteria.

In this webinar, we discuss the importance of a balanced oral microbiome for oral health, and how next-generation sequencing techniques have shown that brushing with an enzyme and protein containing toothpaste can help promote a balanced oral plaque microbiome.

Learning objectives include:

  • How a balanced oral microbiome can help maintain good oral health
  • How next-generation sequencing is advancing our understanding of all bacterial species within the oral microbiome, not just the ones that can be cultured
  • Revisit risk factors that may contribute to dysbiosis, leading to oral problems
  • Discover the relevance of a toothpaste containing natural enzymes and proteins in promoting a balanced oral plaque microbiome
  • Clinical implications for patient care


A randomised clinical study to determine the effect of a toothpaste containing enzymes and proteins on plaque oral microbiome ecology

The oral microbiome – an update for oral


Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Tribune Group designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group GmbH and Dental Tribune International GmbH.

Release date: 24/04/2017
Expiration date: 24/04/2020


Prof. Mogens Kilian DMD, D.Sc., D.h.c.

Mogens Kilian is Professor of Medical microbiology at Aarhus University (since 1991) and former professor of Oral Biology (1981-1991). He has a DMD degree from 1968 and a D.Sc. degree from 1975. Trained in clinical microbiology and in molecular biology. Visiting professor at the Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, 1977-79, professor and chairman of Oral Biology, Royal Dental College, Aarhus, 1981-91. Present or previous member of the editorial board of six international scientific journals including Infection and Immunity, Microbiology, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and Infection. Member of the Danish Medical Research Council and its executive board 1988-91, Scientific Advisory Board, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, 1990-2001, EU expert panels, Board of Scientific Advisers for several biomedical companies and Scandinavian and US research centres, Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, International Committees for evaluation of Scandinavian and UK universities, Senate of Aarhus University.

Dr. Kilian has published more than 250 scientific papers on host-parasite relationships in infectious diseases and commensalism, molecular aspects of bacterial virulence factors of oral and systemic pathogens, and comparative evolution of genomes of bacterial pathogens and commensals. Organizer and co-organizer of 9 international scientific conferences in microbiology and mucosal immunology. Received international and national research awards. Elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr Kilian received the European Federation of Periodontology Distinguished Science Award at their General Assembly in Berlin on April 23, 2016.

Mr. Michael Hoptroff

During over 20 year’s experience of microbiological research in industry and academia Michael Hoptroff has worked in areas as diverse as oral and skin microbiology and the role of hygiene in reducing communicable disease transmission. Since 2010 he has been at the forefront of microbiomic research at Unilever through the introduction of next generation sequencing techniques and establishing the importance of the microbiome and it’s modulation to improve human health and wellbeing.

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