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Part 1

In this webinar, we examine the critical role of the clinical laboratory in periodontal medicine. Dr. Nabors introduces the HR5 test and explains how it provides vital information and practical application in your treatment plans.


We review multiple case studies demonstrating how effective treatment protocols can be at eliminating the five high risk pathogens:

Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa)

Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg)

Treponema denticola (Td)

Tannerella forsythia (Tf)

Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn)


Dr. Nabors explains the significance of saliva testing in whole body treatment. Only with accurate scientific data can medical professionals create a targeted treatment plan, otherwise, we end up treating all patients the same way and don’t get optimal results. No matter what the medical discipline is–cardiology, neurology, pulmonary–saliva testing provides crucial information.


Presented by Dr. Tom Nabors 

Dr. Tom Nabors

For thirty-seven years, Dr. Tom Nabors has served as a leader in advancing oral microbiology, immunology, and the emerging field of Oral Systemic Health. Following a career in Dentistry, he launched Oral DNA in 2008, the first diagnostic laboratory to focus on the indemnification and diagnostic relevance of oral pathogens. The company was acquired by Quest Diagnostics in 2009 where Tom remained the Chief Dental Officer until 2012. 

He has remained active in the industry working to advance the science as well as its implementation and impact on practice management. Tom received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee Health-Sciences and has served in senior roles across numerous professional organizations including the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and as Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center: Bioscience Research Department.

Part 2

This webinar is a continuation of “The Role of the Clinical Laboratory in Periodontal Medicine”, further discussing the role of saliva testing in periodontal medicine. Dr. Tom Nabors discusses how we can’t UNSEE what we see, when it comes to life-saving values in oral health care. Utilizing salivary diagnostics is not supplemental, but directly applies to the foundation of care. These diagnostics are significant to all fields in health care, as the high-risk pathogens affect every human disease that is categorized as ‘chronic inflammatory’.


Begin with the end in mind!

When testing, we should also be focusing on the end point; what we ultimately want to achieve by locating these pathogens.


Dr. Nabors explains why the conventional model of dentistry is incomplete. Making assessments from only probing depths, attachment levels, occlusal abnormalities, etc. does not provide enough information.

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