Oral diagnostics for the geriatric populations: Current status and future prospects

Yolanda Ann Slaughter, Daniel Malamud

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Abstract

Because it is a noninvasive technique, there is growing interest in replacing blood with oral-based methods of diagnostics. Oral diagnostics may be used for diagnosis and therapeutic drug monitoring of both oral diseases (eg, caries, periodontal disease, oral lesions, oral cancer) and systemic diseases (eg, infectious diseases, including HIV and AIDS, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and endocrine disorders). The authors address both existing techniques and oral-based diagnostics that will be applicable to the aging population in the future. They also highlight those techniques that are uniquely suited to point-of-care applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-461
Number of pages17
JournalDental clinics of North America
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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