Photodynamic Reactions for the Treatment of Oral-Facial Lesions and Microbiological Control

  • Mariana Carreira Geralde
  • Michelle Barreto. Requena
  • Clara Maria Gonçalves de Faria
  • Cristina Kurachi
  • Sebastião PratavieiraEmail author
  • Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato


In this chapter, we introduce the fundamentals of photodynamic reactions and applications for the treatment of oral-facial lesions, and microbiological control are presented.


Photodynamic therapy Photosensitizer Light Cancer Oral infections 



The authors acknowledge the support provided by Brazilian funding agencies Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Brasil (Capes) - Finance Code 001, CNPq (465360/2014-9), and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) with grants 2013/07276-1 (CEPOF) and 2014/50857-8 (INCT).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariana Carreira Geralde
    • 1
  • Michelle Barreto. Requena
    • 1
  • Clara Maria Gonçalves de Faria
    • 1
  • Cristina Kurachi
    • 1
  • Sebastião Pratavieira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.São Carlos Institute of PhysicsUniversity of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Faculty Fellow at the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study and Visiting Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering - Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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