A discussion of using gingival crevicular fluid as a biomarker for assessing the risk and stages of periodontal disease, as well as other oral and systemic conditions.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), and its use as a screening tool for periodontal disease risk and activity.
- List various biomarkers in GCF that are used to diagnose periodontal disease progression.
- Describe methods for collecting GCF for periodontal screening and diagnostic purposes.
This course was issued in April 2021 and expires April 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.