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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-41

Have biomarkers made their mark? A brief review of dental biomarkers


1 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Division of Histopathology, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Kaleem Sultan
Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2348-3172.126167

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Biomarkers are substances that are released into the human body by tumor cells or by other cells in response to tumor. A high level of a tumor marker is considered a sign of certain cancer, which makes biomarker the subject of many testing methods for the diagnosis of cancers. In recent times, these biomarkers have been successfully isolated to diagnose dental-related tumors, benign and malignant conditions. This article is a brief review of literature for various biomarkers used in the field of dentistry.


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