Saliva as a Diagnostic Fluid

Daniel Malamud

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    Salivary diagnostics is a dynamic and emerging field utilizing nanotechnology and molecular diagnostics to aid in the diagnosis of oral and systemic diseases. In this article the author critically reviews the latest advances using oral biomarkers for disease detection. The use of oral fluids is broadening perspectives in clinical diagnosis, disease monitoring, and decision making for patient care. Important elements determining the future possibilities and challenges in this field are also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)159-178
    Number of pages20
    JournalDental clinics of North America
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2011


    • Biofluid
    • Biomarker
    • Oral disease
    • Point-of-care diagnostics
    • Saliva
    • Systematic disease

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Dentistry


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