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The Expanding Role of DNA and Bacterial Identification in Perio Therapy - Part 1 of 2

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The treatment of periodontal patients has evolved over the years. Once considered a predominantly resective profession, we have developed over the past 30 years to evolve into a regenerative specialty. Today, our profession aims at targeting treatments based upon specific patient attributes which include DNA and genetic testing as well as bacterial identification and antibiotic therapies. This direction has allowed us to become a "highly" specialized profession aimed at stability, maintenance and evaluation of each individual patient beyond classic visual clinical parameters. This lecture will highlight the specific role of Salivary Diagnostics in a Clinical practice which includes an evaluation of PPT (periodontal pathogens), PST (genetic periodontal susceptibility) as well as the presence of HPV (human pappiloma virus) and how to best incorporate it into your clinical practice.

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12/6/2010

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Maurice Salama, DMD Maurice Salama, DMD
Dr. Maurice A. Salama completed his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985, where he received his BS in Biology. Dr. Salama r...
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Questions & Comments
Maurice Salama - (6/3/2016 4:16 PM)

Gerald; The company is OralDNA and you can access them and their information at http://www.oraldna.com/

Gerald Rudick - (6/1/2016 10:03 AM)

Maurice, I don't want to sound like Lt. Columbo, but please give us the details where we can obtain information in our respective places of practice where these test labs are. Thank you....Gerry Rudick Montreal

Maurice Salama - (5/31/2016 5:27 PM)

Gerald; I could not agree more. This is an older presentation but we have not changed utilizing this test routinely in our clinic. Thanks Dr. Salama

Gerald Rudick - (5/30/2016 4:58 PM)

Excellent presentation. The results of these tests should be explained to people considering undergoing implant therapy; as they are as important as a blood test. The patients must be aware of what is living in their saliva , try to take action in their personal lives to improve their condition.....and the results of these tests kept and noted in the patient's chart.

Maurice Salama - (1/3/2016 5:49 PM)

Still a very important part of therapeutic perio therapy.

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