Salivary Diagnostics Part 1: Stop Guessing! Start Testing!

Take the first step in your Oral-Systemic Journey 

Understanding the importance of screening for high risk oral pathogens.  

Have you ever wondered why your patients are still bleeding? 

If you are tired of telling all your patients to just “Brush & Floss”?


Then you are ready to embark on understanding the mouth-body connection.  


Renew your passion in treating your patients by understanding: 

  • why oral is systemic

  • why gingivitis & periodontitis start as subclinical diseases

  • why incorporating a simple saliva test will change your treatment decisions to achieve better outcomes 


Well, there is more to the story than just bad homecare. Stop missing out on a huge piece of the puzzle when it comes to gingivitis and periodontal disease.  Stop Guessing! and Start Testing!


Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Explain why saliva testing is the first step in treatment

  2. Understand how screening identifies subclinical disease 

  3. Describe the pathway of how oral bacteria enter the bloodstream

  4. Recognize there are resistant species to certain products & treatments

  5. Demonstrate how to ask patients for a saliva test

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of CE Zoom and Direct Diagnostics. CE Zoom is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.

Course Contact: pete@directdiagnostics.com

Course Categories: Periodontics (Diagnosis, Treatment (surgical/non-surgical), Maintenance, Scaling / Instrumentation, Supportive Perio Therapies),Diagnosis & Treatment Planning,Clinical Application / Techniques / Procedures

Provider Approval: Nationally Recognized (AGD-PACE) Academy of General Dentistry Program approval for Continuing Education

Educational Type: Self Study

Educational Method: Electronically mediated with a testing mechanism (internet, one-way & two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices)

Prerequisites : None - This is Part 1
Sponsor(s) : Direct Diagnostics

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Affiliated and/or Associated with Direct Diagnostics

All CE Zoom related support: support.cezoom.com

Date / Time

Self Study - On Demand