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Oral Microbiological Testing

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Oravital® Biofilm DNA MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

Periodontal disease is a common condition that may lead to tooth loss and can compromise your systemic health.  At Heritage Dental Hygiene we offer a saliva test to find out which bacteria, yeasts, and fungi are contributing to your periodontal disease.  A saliva sample of your teeth, tongue, and five deepest gum pockets is collected from your mouth by your dental hygienist.  Your sample is sent to and processed by a specialized laboratory.  The lab analyzes your samples and sends a detailed report to your dental hygienist that identifies the type and amount of pathogens found in your mouth.  Your dental hygienist reviews your results with you, and collaboratively you make decisions on the best course of action to treat your periodontal disease.

The cost for the Oravital® Oral DNA Microbiological Testing is as follows:

New client or complete oral exam client with microbiological testing

00113 – $90.94   (Dental hygiene complete oral exam)

00321 – $30.14    (Microbiological testing code)

Exp.    –  $136.00 (Oravital® testing expense cost)

Total cost= $257.08

Existing client periodontal exam with microbiological testing

00124 – $55.00 (Dental Hygiene periodontal exam code)

00321 – $30.14 (Microbiological testing code)

Exp.    – $136.00 (Oravital® testing expense cost)

Total cost = $221.14

Oral DNA-test dont guessMyPerioID® Testing

The MyPerioID® test identifies individual genetic susceptibility to periodontal disease and enables the clinician to establish which patients are at increased risk for more severe periodontal infections due to an exaggerated immune response.  The test report will tell us:

• If you are at increased risk for more severe periodontal infections due to an exaggerated immune response

The cost for the MyPerioID®  Microbiological Testing is as follows:

New client or complete oral exam client with microbiological testing

00113 – $90.94   (Dental Hygiene complete oral exam)

00321 – $30.14    (Microbiological testing code)

Exp.    –  $120.00 (MyPerioID® testing expense cost)

Total cost= $241.08

Existing client periodontal exam with microbiological testing

00124 – $55.00 (Dental Hygiene periodontal exam code)

00321 – $30.14 (Microbiological testing code)

Exp.    – $120.00 (MyPerioID® testing expense cost)

Total cost = $205.14

The OraRisk® HPV Salivary Diagnostic Test

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common virus groups in the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 20 million people in the United States are infected with HPV and there are approximately 6 million new cases
each year.

Oral HPV is a manifestation of the HPV virus in the mouth, and is primarily found in the oropharyngeal complex. Specific types of oral HPV are now considered to be separate and serious risk factor for developing oral cancers. Early detection and identification of the presence or absence of oral HPV is important, as early oral HPV infections do not typically cause any clinical signs or symptoms.

The OraRisk® HPV test is a non-invasive, easy-to-use screening tool to identify the type(s) of oral HPV, a mucosal viral infection that could potentially lead to oral cancer. OraRisk® HPV enables the clinician to establish increased risk for oral cancer and determine appropriate referral and monitoring conditions.

Who should be tested?

  • Patients with traditional risk factors for oral cancer
  • Patients who are sexually active
  • Patients with a family history of oral cancer
  • Patients with signs and symptoms of oral cancer
  • Patients with suspicious oral lesions

The cost for the OraRisk® HPV  Microbiological Testing is as follows:

New client or complete oral exam client with OraRisk® HPV microbiological testing

00113 – $90.94   (Dental Hygiene complete oral exam)

00321 – $30.14    (Microbiological testing code)

Exp.    –  $110.00 (OraRisk® HPV testing expense cost)

Total cost= $231.08

Existing client periodontal exam with OraRisk HPV microbiological testing

00124 – $55.00 (Dental Hygiene periodontal exam code)

00321 – $30.14 (Microbiological testing code)

Exp.    – $110.00 (OraRisk HPV testing expense cost)

Total cost = $195.14