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Saliva & COVID-19 Testing in Clinical Dental Practice

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Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 01:00pm ET / Duration: 0 / CE Credits: 1

Brought to you by the DentaQuest Partnership and Forsyth Institute: Oral healthcare professionals work with saliva in daily practice so understanding the risks of exposure to contaminated saliva and aerosols during the dental care is critical.  Therefore, oral healthcare professionals have to be well-positioned to work with saliva while understanding if routine testing for COVID-19 would help the clinicians to lower the risk. This presentation will discuss different types of tests available to test for COVID-19, how to interpret test results and the rationale for using testing in a dental setting.  Development of a new rapid saliva test will be described for detection of both SARS-CoV2 viral infection and host immunity, deployable at the population level.


  • Michael Glick, DMD, Professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • ​David T.W. Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Chair in Dentistry and a Professor in the Section of Oral Biology in the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine
  • Alpdogan Kantarci, DDS, MSc, PhD, Associate Member of Staff, Director of Forsyth Faculty Associates dental practice, Forsyth Institute

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of SARS-COV2 infection in oral cavity and saliva
  • Determine the potential applicability of COVID-19 testing in clinical practice
  • Understand the potential utility of salivary tests for COVID-19

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