The activities of the Core Facility Oral Microbiology and Hygiene are relevant to all fields of dentistry: diagnostics, counselling, assessment of the risk potential of infectious diseases, training as well as interdisciplinary research, and national and international cooperation with other universities and industry.
Methods, such as PCR-assisted detection, are applied and - depending on the problem - various processes will be implemented such as a microbiological direct detection of the agent for rapid diagnosis (bacteria, fungi), the cultivation of microorganisms under arerobic and anaerobic conditions with subsequent identification, and a sensitivity check (antibiogram) of agents to antibiotics and antimycotics.
The research team applies models relevant to dentistry, such as biofilms with bacteria (aerobic and anaerobic) and fungi. Our research in the area of hygiene deals with treatment, cleaning, and disinfection; with the sterilization of medical equipment - either automatically or by hand – and the protective or risk potential of plastic gloves.
One of the leading experts in Europe with more than 40 years of experience in the development of antibiotics. He has more than 500 publications in the field of infectious diseases and was the Head of the microbiological laboratories at Vienna General Hospital and the Medical University of Vienna. As Head of Research and Development for Sandoz, for over twelve years, he was involved in the development of terbinafine, a group of substances. Currently he is the Head of the microbiological laboratories and the Core Facility Oral Microbiology and Hygiene at the University Clinic of Dentistry.
- Dr. Selma Husejnagic
- DDr. Martin Krainhöfner
- Dr. Dino Imsirovic
- Dr. Lana Zorana Zupancic-Cepic
- DDr. Markus Laky
- Dr. Christoph Kurzmann
- Assoc.Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr.Dr. Gabriella Dvorak
- Dr. Florian Beck