Identification and Laser Eradication of Oral Cavity Spirochetes. Case Study – Ben A. Sutter DMD, FAGD, FICCMO, LVIF


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Microbial infections represent a substantial heath risk worldwide. Recently, more emphasis has been placed on the role of spirochetes in the etiology of Alz-heimer’s disease. Periodontal treponemas have been implicated in playing a co-infectious role in the disease process. Eliminating the co-infecting pathogens could interrupt or slow down the disease progression. This is a clinical case review, where a patient was confirmed to have an oral spirochetal infection via Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM), was treated using a 10,600 nm CO2 laser, and followed for a year. At post op intervals sub-gingival plaque samples were examined with PCM. No return of the infection was observed. The author is al-so publishing the protocol used in the eradication of the oral infection.

Keywords: Spirochetes, CO2 Laser, Phase Contrast Microscope, Periodontal Infection, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, periodontal pathogen, Treponema, laser per-iodontal therapy, Lyme disease.

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About the Author

Ben Sutter DMD, graduated Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Prior to dental school, Dr. Sutter had research experience in viral genomics and bioinformatics at UNLV in Dr. McClure’s Lab where he studied the Order Mononegavirales, which includes Ebola, measles, mumps and rabies among others. At Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Microbiology Department he examined PhoP-PhoQ, a two-component system which is a well-studied bacterial signaling system that regulates virulence and stress response in Salmonella typhimurium under Dr. Wald-burger.

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April 2018