MyPerioPath® Antibiotic Option

MyPerioPath® results provide guidance to the health care provider regarding the bacterial cause to a patient’s periodontal disease and/or risk of complicating other systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease1, diabetes2, certain cancers3, brain health4, musculoskeletal health5, and pregnancy outcomes6. The health care provider will consider several modes of therapy to help address the pathogenic bacteria and the following therapy will conduct a post-therapy test to objectively measure ...
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Interview with Thomas Lewis Ph.D.

Dr. McGlennen: How were you introduced to OralDNA® salivary diagnostics and why do you use the testing services? Thomas Lewis, Ph.D.: I was introduced to OralDNA® labs testing services through a functional medicine physician who has been using your testing services for several years. The why is simply because no one truly understands where they are on the oral health continuum. Many see bleeding gums when they brush or the occasional floss and think it is normal. I have been fortunate ...
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The Game Has Changed!

With all the factors that impact consumers today, the case acceptance equation has shifted. There are some new rules to the game. Getting your team on board with important innovations and techniques such as salivary diagnostics and systems for being a “yes” practice has never been more critical. Total Immersion Online and No More Hygiene Online for the entire team are events where we take your case acceptance skills to where they need to be to hear “Yes” today! Here is what you and your t...
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Case Study: Class II Periodontitis

  Background: The patient is a 54-year-old female who presented with the chief complaint “My gums bleed when I brush, there are possible cavities and I don’t like the tooth crowding.” Her last dental visit was about 6 years ago. There is a family history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer. The home care consisted of manual tooth brushing 1-2 times per day with occasional antibacterial mouth rinse. During the clinical assessment, it was discovered that several amal...
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Things I Wish Were Different About Dentistry

It is time to change.  It is time to leave behind the limited image of the dentist as the senior member of the oral hygiene police with the dental hygienist as the loyal foot soldier in the war against plaque.  It is time to stop admonishing patients that if they do not floss their teeth will fall out.  It is time to get more serious about dentistry. Helping people keep their teeth was a justifiable goal for dentistry 50 years ago.  Even a conservative interpretation of the available evid...
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OralDNA has FDA EUA for Saline, Swish & Gargle Only Collection

Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Genetics, LLC dba OralDNA® Labs announces that FDA has issued an amended Emergency Use Authorization for the OraRisk® COVID-19 RT-PCR test allowing testing from a saline oral rinse collection. This is the first Emergency Use Authorization for a simple saline 30 second swish and gargle collection. It eliminates the need for a nasal swab and avoids the difficulty some individuals have in providing sufficient saliva for saliva direct testing. Samples are vi...
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Interview with Dental Creations Dental Hygiene Team

  Dr McGlennen: Tell me how OralDNA® salivary diagnostics fits into your practice. Dental Creations RDH team: We encourage MyPerioPath® testing for all patients that have 5+ mm pockets and 8 or more areas of bleeding on probing. We explain to the patient that our goal is to identify any pathogens that are detrimental to the whole body, but also to be able to treatment plan according to those specific pathogens to manage them. In addition, we explain these measures are to avoid the “...
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The Whole Health Approach of Fairlington Dental

OralDNA® Labs’ salivary diagnostics offers many ways to support our patients. At Fairlington Dental, we started using the diagnostics as an adjunct to our non-surgical periodontal therapy. We quickly discovered, when you know what pathogens you are dealing with, you can create a better plan. MyPerioPath® provides an abundant amount of information; The systemic antibiotic option is one benefit among many. This blog will highlight the oral-systemic benefit. Our whole health approach to patien...
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StellaLife®: Technology Advances in Antimicrobial Rinse

Over my 40 total years as a dental hygienist with 30 years as an educator and consultant, I have seen amazing advances in science and technology. Hand instruments were the only option in my early years as a clinical hygienist. Was there an understanding of the oral-systemic link? Absolutely not. We are so fortunate that science and technology continue to evolve. My career was transformed when I began training with the JP Institute. With an understanding of the host-modulated response and...
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The Necessity of Two Patient Specific Identifiers

All healthcare industries strive for safety and quality control, especially when handling patient information. With the OralDNA® ordering process, some may wonder why it is so important to have two matching patient specific identifiers on the OralDNA® specimen and test requisition. In this week’s blog, we will share with you the importance of patient specific identifiers and how you can accurately identify your patients’ samples. According to the College of American Pathologists (CAP) guidel...
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