Author: Haffajee AD, Socransky SS.
Published on: Periodontol 2000. 2006;42:7-12.
‘In this issue, we extend our findings in periodontal microbiology by examining genetic, phylogeny and species interactions in dental biofilms, the role of specific periodontal pathogens in disease etiology, and the effect of treatment on biofilm composition and clinical outcomes. It is anticipated that the two parts will provide a reasonably comprehensive update of the microbiology of periodontal diseases. However, it must be recognized that research in this area is moving at a rapid pace and thus our understanding of periodontal diseases continues to evolve.