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Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

OpinionVolume 2 Issue 4

Point of Care Diagnostics in Oral Diseases

Gokul Sridharan1* and Sapna Gokul2

1Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, YMT Dental College and Hospital, India
2Department of Periodontics, Nair Hospital Dental College, India

*Corresponding Author: Gokul Sridharan, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, YMT Dental College and Hospital, India.

Received: February 05, 2018; Published: March 28, 2018

Citation: Gokul Sridharan and Sapna Gokul. “Point of Care Diagnostics in Oral Diseases”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.4 (2018).

  Oral and dental diseases constitute one of the common ailments affecting the human being. Approximately 90% of the world population experiences dental diseases at least once in their lifetime [1]. Early and accurate diagnosis is of prime concern for appropriate therapeutic planning and improved prognosis. Technological advancements in the recent past has helped the clinicians and researchers to detect the presence of various endogenous and exogenous compounds in the body fluids to aid in disease diagnosis and thereby improve post treatment quality of life. These compounds collectively referred to as biomarkers are being significantly isolated and characterized as specific markers for various oral diseases [2]. The role of saliva as an important diagnostic fluid has gained widespread attention owing to its non-invasive and ease of collection, its proximity to the lesion and improved sensitivity and specificity for isolating a range of disease specific biomarkers [3]. A range of inflammatory biomarkers, tumor related biomarkers, genomic and metabolomic markers have been detected in saliva thus making it an ideal diagnostic tool [4].

Copyright: © 2018 Gokul Sridharan and Sapna Gokul. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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