5D Health Protection Group limited

multi award winning microbiology laboratory

Sectors | Oral Care and Dentistry

Oral Care and Dentistry

Dental plaque is the most well-known and researched area of dental biofilm research. Biofilm removal techniques and products have also undergone a large amount of research within the dental world. Removal techniques include teeth brushing and flossing, as well as biofilm disruption agents found in toothpastes and mouthwashes. Despite the high body of knowledge in the dental industry, there is still a lot of research and development required. This includes the development of products that disrupt and remove oral biofilms as well as anti-microbial products to prevent and remove biofilm material. Anti-microbial products can also prevent chronic microbial build-up in dental unit waterlines and on dental surfaces equipment.

We have extensive skills and knowledge in the scientific testing of oral and dentistry specific products. To discuss your scientific testing needs please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on +44 (0) 151 794 9279. 

Outsource your research and development to 5D

Examples of Some Test Methods 5D Offer 

5D offer a range of dental testing methods including oral biofilm assays and ISO 16954: Dental Unit Waterlines Testing. 

  • ISO 16954: Test methods for dental unit waterline biofilm removal and prevention
  • Single species oral biofilm assays
  • Multi-species oral biofilm assays
  • Assessment of odour reduction properties of product

5D Experience

We have extensive experience of evaluating the efficacy of different dental and oral care products for a vast array of different companies. We have developed methods, models and assays for products such as: 

  • Toothpastes
  • Mouthwashes
  • Dental unit water lines
  • Cleansers
  • Antimicrobial peptides
  • Tongue desloughing technologies
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Interdental cleaning devices
  • Probiotics
  • Denture cleaning solutions

To discuss your scientific testing needs please contact us at info@5Dhpg.com or call on +44 (0) 151 794 9279. 

Customer Testimonials

  • "We have found 5D Health Protection very informative and responsive to the work proposals, questions and final data. 5D Health were very helpful and clear in their support and advice throughout the study"
  • "5D provided an excellent service regarding product evaluation, consultancy and education"
  • "If anybody is looking to begin working with biofilms, they need to look at this course. It is run by top notch people, and they make it fun"
  • "Excellent communication of timelines"
  • “Always happy to discuss test methods and results with us”
  • “All testing was conducted as agreed, clear and professional report supplied”
  • "Very quick response to the initial request. Very professional and helpful advice to the requested studies. Very Supportive staff"
  • "If not for this course, we would likely never be able to get our lab up and running in a timely manner. This was a HUGE time saver in the long run"

5D Accomplishments, Partnerships and Collaborations

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  • Cardiff University


5D Health Protection Group Ltd

Accelerator Building
1 Daulby Street
L7 8XZ
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 151 702 9492

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