Course Description:

Salivary diagnostics have been available in dentistry for some time. While adaptation has been slow, the more recent correlation between systemic disease and oral pathogens has made this information all the more compelling. The increased knowledge around oral dysbiosis and dental implant failure makes it an essential tool.

DOCS Education and Dr. Thomas Larkin present Salivary Diagnostics in Dentistry – an insightful course demonstrating why it’s time to pivot from the restorative model of dentistry to more preventative protocols. Students will further explore the pathway to helping patients become more independently healthy. 

Course Objectives

  • Review the 3 types of salivary testing.
  • Learn the risk assessment model.
  • Understand the identification and interpretation of results.
  • How to integrate test results into treatment plans.
  • Discuss preparing for health versus reacting to disease.

About the Presenter

Dr. Thomas Larkin is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry. Having worked both as a clinician in private practice and as a professor in two universities, he brings a unique blend of common sense and practicality to his work. Dr. Larkin has written two books on dental practice management and two on oral wellness. After attending the BaleDoneen Method® Preceptorship in 2013, he began to develop curriculum to help dentists incorporate advanced preventive protocols centered around the science of the oral-systemic connection.


Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles. 

All sales are final.

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 1.5 CE credits.

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730 - Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology-1.5 hours 

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.



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