Salivary diagnostics: The future of health care

Is it too farfetched to envision a time in which one might drop a sample of saliva off in a superstore on a cell phone-sized device and when you’re finished shopping, the store would present you with a printout of your ailments? Was it too far-fetched to envision artificial hearts, organ transplants, or cochlear implants before they became reality? In this installment of his blog on DentistryIQ, Dr. Richard Nagelberg talks about how salivary diagnostics is certainly the future of health care.

Jan 28th, 2016
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Is it too farfetched to envision a time in which one might drop a sample of saliva off in a superstore on a cell phone-sized device and when you’re finished shopping, the store would present you with a printout of your ailments? Was it too far-fetched to envision artificial hearts, organ transplants, or cochlear implants before they became reality? Salivary diagnostics is certainly the future of health care.

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Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS, has practiced general dentistry in suburban Philadelphia for more than 30 years. He is a speaker, advisory board member, consultant, and key opinion leader for several dental companies and organizations. He lectures on a variety of topics centered on understanding the impact dental professionals have beyond the oral cavity. Contact Dr. Nagelberg at gr82th@aol.com.

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