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.
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.
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.