Microbiome theory is everywhere, but what does it mean for clinical practice? Philip Marsh, Professor of Oral Microbiology at the University of Leeds, UK, is at the forefront of this field and has driven current thinking in how to put the latest evidence into practice.

A thought-provoking new publication by Professor Marsh, “In Sickness and in Health – What Does the Oral Microbiome Mean to Us?”, begins by looking at exactly how the microbiome influences oral health. Professor Marsh then asks whether, as we increase our scientific understanding, we can identify new strategies to combat disease by actively promoting a balanced oral microbiome. Find out more by reading the full paper here.

A printable pdf titled “Protecting the Natural Oral Microbiome – A Paradigm Shift” gives an overview of some practical implications for clinicians. Download below.