Isolation and diagnosis of Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis from dental caries patients in Thi- Qar Governorate

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Emaduldeen Hatem Abed
Mohammed Hashim Al-Yasiri
Afrah Abid Maktoof

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Dental caries, Streptococcus mutans, Enterococcus faecalis

Abstract

This investigation was conducted to isolate Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis from dental caries patients in Thi-Qar governorate. A total of (100) samples were gathered from people aged 4 to 65 with the help of a dentist, samples were taken with aseptic techniques. The samples were transferred by specially sterilized containers. Traditional and molecular method were used for isolation and diagnosis bacterial isolates. Total of Forty-five (45%) samples were identified as Streptococcus mutans followed by 25 (25) isolates identified as Enterococcus faecalis.

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