OralDNA® Labs

Here at Rankin & Mingle Dentistry, we believe in the power of one – this means that our approach to care is centered on providing for everything you need to stay healthy, all in our one convenient location. And your smile is just the beginning!

Our all-inclusive approach to care includes ensuring that your mouth is in optimal condition, beyond your teeth. Through the use of OralDNA Labs, we can now thoroughly screen your mouth for diseases and other matters of concern, all through a simple saliva swab!

What are OralDNA Labs?

OralDNA Labs help dental professionals and their patients obtain precise diagnostic evidence about periodontal disease and oral HPV, utilizing recent technologies in salivary diagnostics. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and, in the case of periodontal disease, more effective treatment.

How do OralDNA Labs work?

When you come in for your appointment we will do a brush biopsy or salivary swish test, both of which take about 30 seconds. The brush biopsy consists of taking a small brush and rubbing it on the area of concern to collect cells. This is then sent to a lab for evaluation.

How long does an OralDNA Lab take?

The brush biopsy and salivary swish tests only take about thirty seconds in the office and it takes about two weeks for the lab results to come back.

Who should get an OralDNA Lab?

Oral DNA labs can be a tremendous help for investigating suspicious oral lesions, for diagnosing oral diseases and pre-cancer and for identifying periodontal pathogens that contribute to bone loss around the teeth.

More information:

The television show, “The Doctors”, recently did a segment on OralDNA testing on their “Silent Symptoms You Can’t Ignore” episode. Watch the video at their website:

The Doctors segment on OralDNA testing