Oral health professionals are well positioned to use oral fluid biomarkers to screen patients for systemic and oral diseases.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss applications for point-of-care technology in dental settings, and identify the primary salivary biomarkers associated with periodontal disease, caries and oral cancer.
- Explain the role of biomarkers in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease.
- Describe how salivary testing has advanced the understanding and treatment of COVID-19.
This course was issued in May 2021 and expires May 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.