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Antibiogram Pattern of Oral Microflora in Periodontic Children of Age Group 6 to 12 Years: A Clinicomicrobiological Study

KA Abdul Hafiz, N Fysal, Santhosh Jose, Reena Kulshrestha, Dimple Arora, Sanjay Vasudevan

Citation Information : Hafiz KA, Fysal N, Jose S, Kulshrestha R, Arora D, Vasudevan S. Antibiogram Pattern of Oral Microflora in Periodontic Children of Age Group 6 to 12 Years: A Clinicomicrobiological Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (4):595-600.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1370

Published Online: 01-10-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



The study was carried out to see the diversity of oral microflora and its antibiotic sensitivity test in children of age group 6 to 12 years was carried.

Materials and methods

Total 50 patients of age group 6 to 12 years were analyzed for their oral microflora and then checked for the antibiotic susceptibility test. The samples that were collected were incubated at 37°C for 48 hours. Once dispersed samples were taken and Gram staining was done, also they were spread on to a number of freshly prepared agar plates and incubated to allow cells to form microbial colony.


The result showed microflora common in all types, Gram-positive facultative anaerobic rods and cocci. In normal children Gram-positive facultative anaerobic and fermenting cocci were predominant where as in children with caries growth of microbiota that were Gram-negative and positive, capnophilic, motile and anaerobic rods and cocci belonging to members of genera S. mutans and A. actinomycetemcomitans was seen.


By the present study it has been concluded that the number of bacteria determined by microscopic counts was twice as high in caries patients as in healthy sites, and also recommended that amoxicillin, ampicillin and amikacin are the most effective antibacterial drugs for the treatment of dental caries.

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Fysal N, Jose S, Kulshrestha R, Arora D, Abdul Hafiz KA, Vasudevan S. Antibiogram Pattern of Oral Microflora in Periodontic Children of Age Group 6 to 12 Years: A Clinicomicrobiological Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14(4):595-600.

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