Periodontitis has a multifactorial etiology with a periodontal microflora as the primary driver of the process. The genetically determined immune response has a major impact on the course of the disease process and the amount of tissue damage. Diagnostics traditionally focuses on defining already been damaged. Determining genetic predisposition is possible, but only gives a risk assessment and does not mean that periodontal disease actually occurs. Bacteriological tests can also have a predictive value, but are mainly used to determine the therapeutic course.
The ideal test system enables disease activity fixed before tissue damage has occurred, is not to perform invasive and simple to the use at the chair (point-of-care).
A new biochemical salivatest, PerioSafe is introduced for fast chairside diagnosis. In this lecture the PerioSafe test will be discussed as an potential for screening in the oral care. What requirements should we appoint to an ideal test system for the diagnostics of periodontitis before damage is clinical visible?
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About W.P. van der Schoor
Peter van der Schoor is a dentist implantologist and lecturer in the field of oral implantology. Peter gives since 1986 courses and lectures in the Netherlands and abroad. He is also frequently consulted as a troubleshooter for various implantsystems.