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Periodontal treatment: Treating the cause not just the symptoms

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Description

Leading research scientists have confirmed that periodontal disease is an inflammatory infection that must be treated using modern medical/dental protocols.  Utilizing state of the art molecular (DNA-PCR) testing systems, OralDNA Labs (A Quest Diagnostics Company) provides specific bacterial and genetic risk analyses to help maximize and monitor therapeutic success.

 

Last Reviewed: 07/29/2012

Disclaimer: No commercial support was received for this course.

Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of how molecular testing applies within dentistry and improves the current standard of care. 
  2. Discover modern molecular bacterial testing for periodontal disease.
  3. Discover modern molecular genetic testing for periodontal disease susceptibility.

Outline

I.     The Need for Molecular Testing in Dentistry (Introduction)
II.    Bacterial Testing Overview
III.   Genetic Testing Overview
IV.    How to Collect a Sample
V.     The Need for Early Diagnosis and Personalized Treatment
VI.   OralDNA Labs Facility Tour
VII.  Aesthetic Case Review with Dr. Thomas Nabors

References

Microbiological Goals of Periodontal Therapy: Periodontology 2000, Vol. 42, 2006, 180-218