Razzagh Mahmoudi

Qazvin University of Medical Sciences

Razzagh Mahmoudi, DVM, PhD, is an associate professor of Food Hygiene and Safety at Department of Food Safety and Hygiene, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He was Educational Deputy of the Faculty of Public Health from 2016 to 2019 (member of Founding Board at Medical Microbiology Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran). He is Editorial Board member of about 5 international journals. His specializations are in molecular food microbiology, functional foods, probiotics and prebiotics, medicinal plants, food chemistry, dairy and meat technology, food and human nutrition. His research field includes molecular food microbiology, natural preservative from medicinal plant and biological source, production of new functional foods, application of natural preservative in dairy and meat products, and innovative pharmacological and nutritional research in new drug production and food production. He published around 180 papers (ISI, Scopus, Pubmed, CAB, CAS, ISC etc), 1 book chapter and 80 abstracts in national and international congresses.

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One of the most prevalent and important health problems in the world is periodontal and plaque-related diseases for which antibiotic drugs with their associated side effects are used as treatment. With increasing resistance to antibiotics and a desire from the general public for "natural" therapies, there is a need to minimize antibiotic use and develop new treatments for oral diseases without antimicrobial agents. Probiotics are viable microorganisms that provide a health benefit to the host when administered in adequate amounts; studies show that probiotics have the potential to modify the oral microbiota and decrease the colony-forming unit counts of the oral pathogens being investigated to prevent or treat oral diseases, such as dental caries and the periodontal diseases. In addition, the identification of specific strains with probiotic activity is required for any oral infectious disease to determine the exact dose, the time of treatment, and the ideal vehicle.

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