14 May 2016

How silver nanoparticles prevent tooth decay

From This Way Up, 12:40 pm on 14 May 2016
Carla Meledandri

Carla Meledandri Photo: (Supplied)

Tiny silver particles could hold the key to improving our dental health.

Dr Carla Meledandri, a Principal Investigator at The MacDiarmid Institute, is applying nanoscience to dentistry in the hope that her silver-based dental products could soon find their way into dental surgeries around the globe.

She's a finalist at the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards in the Emerging Innovator category.