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Oral Dis. 2002 Mar;8(2):69-76.

Saliva as a diagnostic fluid.

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Office of Research and Graduate Programs, School of Dentistry, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson 39216-4505, USA.


In the last 10 years, the use of saliva as a diagnostic fluid has become somewhat of a translational research success story. Technologies are now available enabling saliva to be used to diagnose disease and predict disease progression. This review describes some important recent advances in salivary diagnostics and barriers to application and advancement. This review will also stimulate future research activity.

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