Alaa Omran Ali Almosawi

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, India


  • Research Article   
    Potential Effect of Manuka Oil Extract (Leptospermum scoparium) against Streptococcus mitis and Streptococcus sanguinis
    Author(s): Abbas S Alkurwi* and Alaa Omran Ali Almosawi

    Objective: The manuka tree has been used in traditional medicine by maori people in New Zealand to treat a plethora of aliments since thousands of years. It has recently gained attention of medical research because of its broad spectrum antibacterial effect against bacteria due to its β-triketon component. Periodontal diseases are poly microbial infections caused by dental plaque, which is formed by the adherence of early colonizing bacteria to the acquired pellicle covering the non-shedding surfaces in the oral cavity. To this time, chlorhexidine is considered the golden standard in chemical plaque control, however, its reported side effects emerge after a short period of use limiting its benefits Therefore, this study aimed to.. Read More»

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