Midwest Dental partners with OralDNA Labs to enhance patient care

Jan. 8, 2009
Diagnostic testing for periodontal disease to be used.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee--OralDNA Labs, Inc., a specialty diagnostics company focused on bringing advanced laboratory testing to the dental community, has announced an agreement to provide diagnostic testing for practices within Midwest Dental and its western division, Mountain Dental.

Midwest Dental is a dental management company with headquarters in Mondovi, Wis., comprising more than 60 clinics in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and Colorado.

Under the terms of this multiyear agreement, OralDNA will provide diagnostic laboratory testing to Midwest Dental to enable state-of-the-art diagnosis of periodontal disease.

The tests will enable better identification and, consequently, earlier treatment of the bacterial infection that causes periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is estimated to effect three quarters of the adult population in the United States.

"We are pleased to be at the forefront of bringing diagnostic testing to dentistry in order to treat periodontal disease with the same importance as we do inflammatory infections in other areas of the body," said Dr. Jeff Moos, president and CEO of Midwest Dental.

"As we continue to understand and identify the systemic link between oral health and full body health, we feel that providing our patients and clinicians a tool for identifying the cause and severity of their periodontal infection is critical. This technology combined with comprehensive clinical care will enhance our ability to have the most successful treatment outcomes and help their overall health."

"We could not have asked for a better partner than Midwest Dental to accomplish our first multi-office practice implementation of diagnostic testing for periodontal disease," said Brian Carr, president and CEO of OralDNA Labs.

"This is an important step that will ultimately help patients manage a disease so they can save their teeth and improve their overall health. It is exciting to have the opportunity to deploy in dentistry the laboratory testing already so frequently used by physicians, and to have partners who already use advancing technologies in their practices."

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