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  • Structure-activity analysis of quorum-sensing signaling peptides from Streptococcus mutans 

    Syvitski, R. T., X. L. Tian, K. Sampara, A. Salman, et al. 2007. "Structure-activity analysis of quorum-sensing signaling peptides from Streptococcus mutans." Journal of Bacteriology 189(4): 1441-1450.
    Streptococcus mutans secretes and utilizes a 21-amino-acid signaling peptide pheromone to initiate quorum sensing for genetic competence, biofilm formation, stress responses, and bacteriocin production. In this study, we ...
  • Detachment of Streptococcus mutans biofilm cells by an endogenous enzymatic activity 

    Lee, SF, YH Li, and GH Bowden. 1996. "Detachment of Streptococcus mutans biofilm cells by an endogenous enzymatic activity." Infection and immunity 64(3): 1035-1038.
    Previous studies have shown that Streptococcus mutans NG8 possesses an endogenous surface protein-releasing enzyme (SPRE) activity that liberates its own surface proteins (S. P. Lee, Infect. Immun. 60:4032-4039, 1992). The ...
  • Quorum sensing and bacterial social interactions in biofilms 

    Li, Y. H., and X. Tian. 2012. "Quorum sensing and bacterial social interactions in biofilms." Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) 12(3): 2519-2538.
    Many bacteria are known to regulate their cooperative activities and physiological processes through a mechanism called quorum sensing (QS), in which bacterial cells communicate with each other by releasing, sensing and ...
  • The BceABRS four-component system regulates the bacitracin-induced cell envelope stress response in Streptococcus mutans 

    Ouyang, J., X. L. Tian, J. Versey, A. Wishart, et al. 2010. "The BceABRS four-component system regulates the bacitracin-induced cell envelope stress response in Streptococcus mutans." Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 54(9): 3895-3906.
    Streptococcus mutans is known to be resistant to bacitracin, a cyclic polypeptide antibiotic produced by certain species of the genus Bacillus. This property is often exploited in the isolation of S. mutans strains from ...
  • A novel target-specific, salt-resistant antimicrobial peptide against the cariogenic pathogen Streptococcus mutans 

    Mai, J., X. L. Tian, J. W. Gallant, N. Merkley, et al. 2011. "A novel target-specific, salt-resistant antimicrobial peptide against the cariogenic pathogen Streptococcus mutans." Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 55(11): 5205-5213.
    In this study, we constructed and evaluated a target-specific, salt-resistant antimicrobial peptide (AMP) that selectively targeted Streptococcus mutans, a leading cariogenic pathogen. The rationale for creating such a ...
  • Integrating photo-stimulable phosphor plates into dental and dental hygiene radiography curricula 

    Tax, C. L., C. L. Robb, M. G. Brillant, and H. J. Doucette. 2013. "Integrating photo-stimulable phosphor plates into dental and dental hygiene radiography curricula." Journal of dental education 77(11): 1451-1460. Copyright 2013 by the American Dental Education Association. http://www.jdentaled.org
    It is not known whether the integration of photo-stimulable phosphor (PSP) plates into dental and dental hygiene curricula creates unique learning challenges for students. The purpose of this two-year study was to determine ...
  • A survey of Canadian dental hygiene faculty needs and credentials 

    Mitchell, T. L., and S. E. Lavigne. 2005. "A survey of Canadian dental hygiene faculty needs and credentials." Journal of dental education 69(8): 879-889. Reprinted by permission of Journal of Dental Education, Volume 69, 8 (2005). Copyright 2005 by the American Dental Education Association. http://www.jdentaled.org
    The American Dental Education Association recently reported that the growing shortage of qualified faculty in dental hygiene education programs has reached a crisis situation. The authors hypothesized that Canadian dental ...
  • A Model for Cultivating Dental Hygiene Faculty Development Within a Community of Practice 

    Tax, Cara L., Heather Doucette, Nancy R. Neish, and J. Peggy Maillet. 2012. "A Model for Cultivating Dental Hygiene Faculty Development Within a Community of Practice." Journal of dental education 76(3): 311-321.
    There is a need to explore approaches in faculty development that will foster change in actual teaching practices. The literature suggests that there should be more deliberate use of theory in faculty development research. ...
  • Evaluation of Outcomes for Tobacco Cessation Counseling in the Dalhousie University Dental Hygiene Curriculum 

    Maillet, J. Peggy, Cara L. Tax, Nancy R. Neish, and Allison L. Denny. 2010. "Evaluation of Outcomes for Tobacco Cessation Counseling in the Dalhousie University Dental Hygiene Curriculum." Journal of dental education 74(3): 311-317.
    As part of their curriculum, senior dental hygiene students at Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentisity provide tobacco cessation counseling (TCC). This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the TCC didactic ...
  • Effect of magnification loupes on dental hygiene student posture 

    Maillet, J. Peggy, A. Michele Millar, Jillian M. Burke, Michelle A. Maillet, et al. 2008. "Effect of magnification loupes on dental hygiene student posture." Journal of dental education 72(1): 33-44.
    The chair-side work posture of dental hygienists has long been a concern because of health-related problems potentially caused or exacerbated by poor posture. The purpose of this study was to investigate if using magnification ...
  • Phase variation of the nucleon-nucleon amplitude and the spin observables in proton-4He elastic scattering 

    Lombard, R. J., and J. P. Maillet. 1990. "Phase variation of the nucleon-nucleon amplitude and the spin observables in proton-4He elastic scattering." Physical review C: Nuclear physics 41(4): 1348-R1350.
    No abstract available.
  • Integrating photo-stimulable phosphor plates into dental and dental hygiene radiography curricula 

    Tax, C. L., C. L. Robb, M. G. Brillant, and H. J. Doucette. 2013. "Integrating photo-stimulable phosphor plates into dental and dental hygiene radiography curricula." Journal of dental education 77(11): 1451-1460.
    It is not known whether the integration of photo-stimulable phosphor (PSP) plates into dental and dental hygiene curricula creates unique learning challenges for students. The purpose of this two-year study was to determine ...
  • A Model for Cultivating Dental Hygiene Faculty Development Within a Community of Practice 

    Tax, Cara L., Heather Doucette, Nancy R. Neish, and J. Peggy Maillet. 2012. "A Model for Cultivating Dental Hygiene Faculty Development Within a Community of Practice." Journal of dental education 76(3): 311-321.
    There is a need to explore approaches in faculty development that will foster change in actual teaching practices. The literature suggests that there should be more deliberate use of theory in faculty development research. ...
  • Evaluation of Outcomes for Tobacco Cessation Counseling in the Dalhousie University Dental Hygiene Curriculum 

    Maillet, J. Peggy, Cara L. Tax, Nancy R. Neish, and Allison L. Denny. 2010. "Evaluation of Outcomes for Tobacco Cessation Counseling in the Dalhousie University Dental Hygiene Curriculum." Journal of dental education 74(3): 311-317.
    As part of their curriculum, senior dental hygiene students at Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentisity provide tobacco cessation counseling (TCC). This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the TCC didactic ...
  • Comparison of quartz-tungsten-halogen, light-emitting diode, and plasma arc curing lights 

    Price, R. B., L. Ehrnford, P. Andreou, and C. A. Felix. 2003. "Comparison of quartz-tungsten-halogen, light-emitting diode, and plasma arc curing lights." The journal of adhesive dentistry 5(3): 193-207.
    PURPOSE: This study determined which light source was best at photopolymerizing five representative brands of resin composite. The hypothesis was that there would be no difference in the hardness of the composites when ...
  • The effect of distance from light source on light intensity from curing lights 

    Felix, C. A., and R. B. Price. 2003. "The effect of distance from light source on light intensity from curing lights." The journal of adhesive dentistry 5(4): 283-291.
    PURPOSE: To investigate how light intensity changes as the distance increases from the tip of the light guide. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten different curing light/light guide combinations were used. Light intensity was ...
  • BMP-2 functions independently of SHH signaling and triggers cell condensation and apoptosis in regenerating axolotl limbs 

    Guimond, Jean-Charles, Mathieu Levesque, Pierre-Luc Michaud, Jeremie Berdugo, et al. 2010. "BMP-2 functions independently of SHH signaling and triggers cell condensation and apoptosis in regenerating axolotl limbs." Bmc Developmental Biology 10: 15-15.
    Background: Axolotls have the unique ability, among vertebrates, to perfectly regenerate complex body parts, such as limbs, after amputation. In addition, axolotls pattern developing and regenerating autopods from the ...
  • Action planning for daily mouth care in long-term care: the brushing up on mouth care project 

    McNally, M. E., R. Martin-Misener, C. C. Wyatt, K. P. McNeil, et al. 2012. "Action planning for daily mouth care in long-term care: the brushing up on mouth care project." Nursing research and practice 2012: 368356.
    Research focusing on the introduction of daily mouth care programs for dependent older adults in long-term care has met with limited success. There is a need for greater awareness about the importance of oral health, more ...
  • The Influence of Industry on Dental Education 

    Gillis, Martin R., and Mary E. McNally. 2010. "The Influence of Industry on Dental Education." Journal of dental education 74(10): 1095-1105.
    Academic dental institutions face the growing challenge of securing the resources needed to develop a curriculum that incorporates current innovation and technology to ensure that students' learning experiences are relevant ...
  • A Model for Cultivating Dental Hygiene Faculty Development Within a Community of Practice 

    Tax, Cara L., Heather Doucette, Nancy R. Neish, and J. Peggy Maillet. 2012. "A Model for Cultivating Dental Hygiene Faculty Development Within a Community of Practice." Journal of dental education 76(3): 311-321.
    There is a need to explore approaches in faculty development that will foster change in actual teaching practices. The literature suggests that there should be more deliberate use of theory in faculty development research. ...

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