Dr. Tom Nabors on Laboratory Testing for Oral Bacteria in the Dental Office
Oral bacteria cause gum disease, tooth decay, and all kinds of problems in the mouth, which can cause problems in other parts of the body.
Dr. Tom Nabors, the Founder of OralDNA, spoke to us during an AAOSH meeting at the Cleveland Clinic, ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top 4 hospitals in the world for the last 18 years and the number 1 cardiac care hospital in the world for the last 18 years. They discuss why and on whom to use the OralDNA tests.
Oral bacteria and other pathogens cause gum disease, tooth decay, and all kinds of problems in the mouth, which can cause major problems in other parts of the body, too.
In his first video with us, Dr. Tom Nabors introduces OralDNA Labs, a company that brings salivary testing to the dental office to determine the exact pathogenic bacteria an individual patient has, the risks these bacteria cause, and the individualized recommended therapy as a result. This brings personalized, medical-model, objective diagnostic testing into the dental office, to supplement the previous subjective diagnostic model used in dentistry.
Run Time: 6 minutes, 19 seconds
One test that you can receive from your dentist shows you the break-down of the most important pathogenic oral bacteria in your mouth. Dr. Tom Nabors explains the report you get and what it tells you about the risks of your oral make-up, and how your dentist can help you.
Run Time: 5 minutes, 12 seconds
Debra Sabatini is a Dental Hygienist from OralDNA Labs. She demonstrates the easy saliva test on Dr. Mike Milligan, and explains the many reasons and health scenarios where it would be good for you to have this testing done.
Runn Time: 6 minutes, 30 seconds
Dr. Tom Nabors, founder of OralDNA, sits down with Dr Mike Milligan a third time, at a meeting of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, to discuss recent breakthroughs in the area of oral bacteria and its effects on the health of the rest of the body. He discusses the need for salivary testing to determine the exact pathogenic bacteria an individual patient has, the risks these bacteria cause, and the individualized recommended therapy as a result. OralDNA salivary diagnostics can also help predict the patient’s genetic predisposition to periodontal disease, and the risk of oral cancer from the human papillomavirus (HPV), a very common cause of oral cancer today.
Run Time: 8 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dr. Nabors walks us through 3 diagnostic reports from OralDNA.
Run Time: 31 minutes, 48 seconds
Download these 3 reports to follow along:
OralDNA Report 1 – 8 pathogens above the threshold, but very little clinical appearance of a problem
OralDNA Report 2 – 7 pathogens above the threshold, and with severe periodontal disease symptoms
OralDNA Report 3 – 2 Perio pathogens above the threshold