Direct Diagnostics (Direct Dx), known for its salivary diagnostics, is partnering with Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine (LMU-CDM) in Tennessee to enhance their curriculum and provide students with cutting-edge tools and technology.

“The primary goal of this partnership is to integrate the science of salivary diagnostics into the educational curriculum of Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine, allowing students to gain first-hand experience in utilizing the HR5 tests in their university clinics. By merging medicine and dentistry, students will learn how to implement oral systemic care into practice, ensuring that they graduate ready to practice at the highest level of care,” says Jeffrey Sopko, president and CEO of Direct Diagnostics.

“We are excited to collaborate with Direct Diagnostics to provide our students with access to cutting-edge salivary diagnostic testing technology,” says Denise Terese-Koch, DDS, BS, MBA, EdD, dean and chief academic officer at Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine. “This partnership aligns with our mission to produce competent oral healthcare providers who are committed to delivering the highest level of care to their patients. We look forward to working together to advance dental education and improve the future of healthcare.”

As part of their commitment to serving the underserved Appalachian population, this collaboration will enable the university to provide salivary diagnostic care to those in need through their clinics.

Direct Diagnostics will contribute to the university’s commitment to facilitating the growth and development of dental and medical education by providing access to its HR5 test, which tests for the top 5 high-risk oral pathogens. This will allow students to learn about the latest advancements in salivary diagnostics and help prepare them for the future of preventative healthcare.

“We are thrilled to partner with Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine and to be able to contribute to their mission of growth and development of graduate dental education,” says Thomas W. Nabors, DDS, FACD, founder of salivary diagnostic testing using DNA PCR, and chief of Oral Systemic Medicine for Direct Diagnostics. “We are excited to collaborate with a team that shares our passion for advancing the future of healthcare through diagnostic science and evidence.”