Putting Dental Calculus Under the Microscope

This is, or rather, this will be a PhD dissertation

Bjørn Peare Bartholdy




The image depicts a tooth with a layer of dental calculus around the crown. A magnifying glass is placed over some of the dental calculus and gives us a look at some cartoonish-looking bacteria eating starch granules.

This is a PhD dissertation written in Quarto. If you are reading this, you are likely looking at the HTML version. A PDF version of the dissertation, which includes a variety of trivial formalities, is available here. This version is much more interesting, though, since you can do a lot more in HTML than in PDF. More importantly, the published PDF version will likely be outdated as soon as it hits the printer.

Note: My dissertation has been reviewed and approved by a committee!

The amazing cover image was created by the awesome Petra Korlevic. The site is hosted by Netlify and GitHub, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Open Science Statement

All materials and data, including the source code for the dissertation itself, are made available to the best of my ability. All articles in association with the dissertation are/will be Open Access.

All outputs can be found, either directly or indirectly, on the Open Science Framework (DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/3YX8M).