Salivary Biomarkers for Oral and Systemic Diseases

Salivary Biomarkers for Oral and Systemic Diseases

1st Edition - December 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Zohaib Khurshid, Shariq Najeeb, Muhammad Zafar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128226506

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Salivary Biomarkers for Oral and Systemic Diseases contains contributions from a number of experts and highly regarded scientists and clinicians. This book offers unique insights into the science of biomarkers in oral diseases and how to use biomarkers to help in the diagnosis of both oral and systemic diseases. The book focuses on all oral fluids, such as GCF, peri-implant fluid, and whole mouth saliva, and outlines the practical importance of the use of other biological samples from the oral cavity. This is a must-have reference for all those interested in salivary biomarkers across the bioscience and biomedical fields.

Key Features

  • Includes a wide range of topics related to the field of omics, molecular biology and diagnosing oral diseases
  • Outlines the fundamentals on biomarkers' role in oral biology and how protein biomarkers help to diagnose oral diseases
  • Includes coverage of biosensor development and point-of-care technologies and their role in future dentistry


Graduate students and researchers in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology with a focus on oral diseases, Dental students, practitioners and specialist trainees

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Biomarkers in Dentistry
    2. Biochemical analysis of Oral Fluid for disease detection
    3. Salivary Biomarkers for dental caries
    4. Salivary Biomarkers for Periodontal Diseases
    5. Salivary Biomarkers for Oral Cancer
    6. Salivary Biomarkers for Down Syndrome
    7. Salivary Exosomes/Saliva Exosomics
    8. Saliva as Liquid Biopsy
    9. Gingival Crevicular Fluid (GCF) as diagnostic fluid for periodontal disease detection
    10. Periimplant fluid and Periimplantitis
    11. Oral Soft Tissues for detecting Oral Diseases
    12. Hard tissue for detecting oral Diseases
    13. Future of Oral Biosensors
    14. Point-of-Care (POC) Technology in Dentistry

Product details

  • No. of pages: 425
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: December 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128226506

About the Editors

Zohaib Khurshid

Dr. Zohaib Khurshid (Scopus h-index: 23) is a lecturer and course coordinator at the Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology Department, School of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include biomaterials, dental bone grafts, salivary diagnostics, dental education, dental biomaterial characterization, and dental caries remineralization. He has authored more than 100 publications available in Scopus, including review papers, research papers, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, book chapters, editorials, news magazine reports, and scoping studies. He participates in editorial activities with the 'European Journal of Dentistry' (EJD); 'Journal of Oral Research' (JOralRes); 'Journal of Dentistry'; 'Materials'; 'Molecules'; 'Current Issues in Molecular Biology'; 'Polymer'; 'International Journal of Molecular Sciences' (IJMS); and the 'European Journal of Dental Research and Biomaterials'. He has edited two other books with Elsevier: 'Advanced Dental Biomaterials' and 'Dental Implants: Materials, Coatings, Surface Modifications and Interfaces with Oral Tissues'. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Member of The Faculty of Dental Trainers (MDTFEd) of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was also honored with the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS RCPS).

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Shariq Najeeb

Dr. Shariq Najeeb completed his clinical dentistry training at the University of Karachi, Pakistan, in 2010 and his master’s in dental materials from the University of Sheffield in 2013. During his master’s, he worked on developing a novel electrospun guided tissue regeneration membrane for periodontal applications. In addition, he has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His research has focused on novel approaches in treating periodontitis, endodontics, dental implants, biomaterials for tissue regeneration, and data synthesis and quality assessment of dental literature. He has served as the director of the course in dental materials at Al-Farabi Colleges (Saudi Arabia). At present, he is the director of the Institute of Collaborative Dental Education and Research and an adjunct professor of dentistry at Western University, Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Department of Endodontics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Muhammad Zafar

Prof. Muhammad Sohail Zafar completed his PhD at Nottingham Trent University (2011) after obtaining a master’s degree in dental materials from Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom (distinction-level research project; 2007). Currently, he is working as a professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia, where he has been a faculty member since 2012. Before that (2011–12), he worked as an associate researcher at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. He was awarded the prestigious title of FICD (Fellow, International College of Dentists), United States. Being a research-led academician, Prof. Zafar has considerable exposure to teaching, research and clinical management, and successful implementation of operating procedures in both academic and clinical activities. He has contributed substantially (more than 200 peer-reviewed publications since 2013) to the field of dental materials, tissue engineering, and clinical dentistry (Scopus h-index: 28; Google Scholar h-index: 38; i10-index: 103). Prof. Zafar is an editorial board member for the journal 'Fluoride' (official publication of the International Society for Fluoride Research, New Zealand), a topics board member for the journals 'Polymers' and 'Prosthesis', and a section editor for the 'European Dental Journal'. His research interests include advances in biomaterials, tissue regeneration, nanomaterials, and polymeric biomaterials for dental applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Taibah University, Al Madina Al Munawara, Saudi Arabia

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