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Improving Preventive Care Outcomes with Salivary and Biofilm Diagnostics

Presenter: Lory Laughter, RDH Release Date: 7/6/23
Credits:  1 CEU   Expiration Date: 7/6/26
AGD Subject Code: 730
CE Supporter: VOCO America

Saliva is a window into our oral health status. Since our saliva contains protective, destructive and diagnostic components, testing is beneficial in caries and periodontal risk diagnosis. Recognizing the markers can assist in developing preventive and restorative treatment plans. Salivary diagnosis is the gateway to effective patient education and provides valuable insight into patient oral and overall health. This CE webinar will cover the current and historical research around salivary diagnosis as well as suggestions for treatment planning and patient education to reduce disease risk.

During this CE webinar, we will:
• Analyze findings in salivary diagnosis research.
• Identify saliva components associated with increase caries risk.
• Understand periodontal risk factors discoverable in saliva.
• Discuss the protective and health benefit components of saliva and available products to address salivary insufficiency.   ( disclaimer, bio and commercial disclosure )

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