Salivary Diagnosis Series: Volume III: Chairside Diagnosis of Systemic Diseases: Dentists and Dental Profession

Balwant Rai Assoc. Professor

Saliva fluid has more advantages over serum and other biological fluids because of properties like real-time, noninvasive, cost effective, noninfectious, and stress free collection methods for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of oral and systemic diseases.

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This article reviews the role of Saliva based technologies in dental practice for diagnosis and screening the patients with systemic diseases.

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

  • Use of point-of-care
  • Understand the role of dentists in diagnosis of systemic diseases
  • Salivary biomarkers in systemic diseases