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Permanent link  Periodontal Diseases and the Latest in Bacterial Testing


The Open Wide blog crew checked in with OralDNA Labs to learn about the latest in bacterial, genetic and viral testing.  Their product, MyPerioPath, uses a quick 30-second swish of saline solution to detect the presence and quantity of specific bacteria associated with periodontal disease. 

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We also sat down with hygienist Anastasia Turchetta of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina who is passionate about educating her patients on the risks of periodontal diseases and the importance of salivary testing.  She challenges dentists around the country to be proactive.  

“It is our job to educate and inform,” said Dr. Turchetta. My question is, we have the technology and diagnostic services to do it, why aren’t we?”