Saliva as a Diagnostic Fluid

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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

  • Dentistry(all)


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