In this episode with our Canadian friend, Kerry Lepicek, she discusses the importance of salivary diagnostics. Even though Kerry describes it as not being the “funnest” topic, we think you will enjoy this informative episode on salivary diagnostics and how it can improve your knowledge in the oral-systemic realm and patient treatment outcomes.
After listening to this episode, you should be able to:
- Understand the value of salivary diagnostics in the early detection of dental and oral diseases.
- Determine which patients to perform salivary diagnostics and enhance your verbal skills for recommending the saliva test.
- Identify pathogens associated with systemic diseases.
- Compare the different methods of utilizing saliva to obtain essential information.