Biosensors Used in Dentistry: A Review

Authors

  • Nitish Kanta Mishra
  • Ramesh Nagarajappa
  • Debasruti Naik

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14981

Keywords:

: Biosensors, Types, Applications in Dentistry

Abstract

A bio-sensor is composed of six elements which include bio-receptor, transfusion element, chemically active
interface, signal amplifier, signal processor and display. The analyze binds to the immobilized biological
material and forms a product. The product linked change is then converted by the transducer into electric
signals which can be amplified and measured. Oral fluid bio-sensors have the advantages of easy accessibility
and noninvasive sample collection, making them a novel method in disease diagnostics. However, its
limitations such as less sensitivity and specificity are overcome by the advent of new technologies such as
microfluidics and nanofluidics. This review article discusses the concepts and applications of biosensors in
the field of dentistry.

Author Biographies

Nitish Kanta Mishra

Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Ramesh Nagarajappa

Professor
and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to
be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Debasruti Naik

Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental
Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Nitish Kanta Mishra, Ramesh Nagarajappa, & Debasruti Naik. (2021). Biosensors Used in Dentistry: A Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 3897-3901. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14981