Why dentists should embrace salivary diagnostic technology
For more than a decade, the majority of dentists have been sitting on the fence regarding the adoption of salivary diagnostic testing. This indecision prevails despite the fact that the latest advances in salivary molecular DNA testing deliver results with an accuracy and specificity that rival that of blood, while at the same time being easier to administer, painless, and noninvasive.
What’s more, salivary diagnostic technology promises to be one of the main catalysts for closing the gap between dentistry and medicine, as it will create an early warning system for a wide range of systemic diseases — direct from the dentist’s operatory chair. [Read more…]