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Diagnostic Applications of Saliva in Dentistry

AR Prabhakar, Akanksha Gulati, Deepak Mehta

Keywords : Saliva diagnosis, caries, caries activity tests

Citation Information : Prabhakar A, Gulati A, Mehta D. Diagnostic Applications of Saliva in Dentistry. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2009; 2 (3):7-13.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1012

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background: The use of saliva to identify individuals with disease and to follow the progress of the affected individual has attracted the attention of numerous investigators. Its noninvasive method of collection, simplicity, and cost effectiveness make it a useful tool not only to the general practitioner but also to the pediatric dentist. Aim: The aim of this paper is to provide the clinician with a comprehensive review of the diagnostic uses of saliva in dentistry.


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