Colgate Oral Care Report Series- Volume 23 – No 1 – The State of the Science of Salivary Diagnostics

Dominick P. DePaola

With the recent progress made in basic and translational sciences, saliva has emerged as a potentially useful specimen to screen for and diagnose oral and systemic diseases.

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This edition of the Colgate Oral Care Report will review this topic along with Determinants of Change in Self-Perceived Oral Health in an Aged Population, Effectiveness of Oral and Written Oral Hygiene Instruction, The Incidence of Peri-Implantitis for Two Different Implant Systems Over a Period of Thirteen Years and Salivary Diagnostics: The Future of Oral Medicine.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the current state of science in salivary diagnostics.
  • Understand the directions of changes in oral health patterns among the elderly in order to establish treatment priorities and evaluate the impact of services directed at this population.
  • Learn the most effective means to deliver oral hygiene instruction to achieve the most favorable outcome.
  • Discover what recent research suggests are the factors that can impact the incidence of peri-implantitis.