Diagnostic Utility of Oral Fluid Biomarkers
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.