Dentistry – Inagene Diagnostics Inc.

Incorporate precision medicine into your dental practice today with Inagene Personalized Insights™

Each of your patients is as unique as their DNA – and so are their responses to drugs.

Personalized Insights™ Pharmacogenetic testing for Dentistry reveals which drugs and doses have the highest likelihood of success for your patients, based on their unique genetic profile.

Why offer pharmacogenetic testing in your dental practice?

Over 99% of individuals will have an unexpected response or lack of response to some commonly used drugs based on their genetic profile.

Lack of drug efficacy (e.g. sub-optimal pain management) or unexpected side effects can impact a dentists ability to render care, dental treatment success and recovery, and even put patient safety at risk during procedures.

Pharmacogenetic (gene-drug compatibility) testing is a quick, one-time buccal swab test that enables a personalized treatment approach by predicting which drugs and doses will work best for an individual, based on their genetic profile.

What are the implications of pharmacogenetics for dentistry?

80% of Canadians visiting a dental practice take at least one drug (a third take more than five)

The efficacy, side effects, and dosing requirements of many drugs used in dentistry are largely determined by an individual’s genetics

An individual’s genetics can drive unusual/unexpected drug-drug interactions with drugs used during or after invasive dental procedures 

Sub-optimal treatment of underlying health conditions can put patient safety at risk during and after invasive dental procedures, and impact dental treatment success & recovery

Dentists prescribe nearly 20% of all opioids​. Up to 30% of those taking opioids for extended periods develop use disorder (can develop within  2 - 4 weeks)

What are the implications of pharmacogenetics for dentistry?

80% of Canadians visiting a dental practice take at least one drug (a third take more than five)

The efficacy, side effects, and dosing requirements of many drugs used in dentistry are largely determined by an individual’s genetics

An individual’s genetics can drive unusual/unexpected drug-drug interactions with drugs used during or after invasive dental procedures 

Sub-optimal treatment of underlying health conditions can put patient safety at risk during and after invasive dental procedures, and impact dental treatment success & recovery

Dentists prescribe nearly 20% of all opioids​. Up to 30% of those taking opioids for extended periods develop use disorder (can develop within  2 - 4 weeks)

Have you ever experienced any of the following?

  • Issues freezing a patient for a dental procedure?
  • Extracted a tooth on someone who has a bleeding disorder?
  • A patient who faints due to poorly controlled diabetes?
  • Concerns treating someone with high blood pressure?
  • After hours calls from a patient with uncontrolled pain? 

Personalizing treatment through pharmacogenetic testing can help with many of these issues and more.

Genetic variations can impact dental treatment success

Pharmacogenetic testing can support treatment success across multiple areas including:

  • Anesthesia and post-procedure pain management
  • Chronic oral and facial pain
  • Periodontics
  • Oral and systemic bacterial, viral and fungal infections
  • Oral lesions
  • Bone resorption/periodontal diseases
  • Autoimmune and temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Gastroenterology/reflux
  • Cardiology, oral pathology, among other areas, represent a vast field of research yet to be explored

With Inagene Personalized Insights™ offering personalized medicine is as easy as red, yellow, green.

Recommendations on Inagene reports are based on peer-reviewed publications with high levels of evidence supporting gene-drug relationships. Each individualized recommendation is pulled from recognized consortia (CIPC, PharmGKB and DPWG) who are commissioned by regulatory bodies to stratify available data into levels of evidence, and publish recommendations to guide individualized prescribing or FDA drug labels.

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The Personalized Insights™  ULTRA Report

Predicts individual responses to >225 commonly used drugs across multiple therapeutic areas, including 22 drugs commonly used in dentistry (Dexamethasone, acetaminophen/codeine/Tylenol 3, Ibuprofen/NSAIDs, opioids, local and general anaesthetics, antibiotics, and many more). Full cannabis response panel also included.

Click to see a sample of an online ULTRA report

Retail $399* Wholesale price to dental office $319*

*Plus applicable taxes

The Personalized Insights™ Precision Dentistry Report

Includes 25 drugs commonly used in dentistry for which response is known to be impacted by genetic factors (includes NSAIDs like Ibuprofenn, Naproxen and others, Acetaminophen, Percocet, Codeine, Tylenol 3, Tramadol, Oxycodone, local anaesthetics, general anaesthetics, antibiotics, dexamethasone and many more). Clients have the option to upgrade to the ULTRA report at a discounted price.

Click to see a sample of an online Dentistry report

Wholesale price to dental office $132*

*Plus applicable taxes

The Inagene Dentistry Partner Program

With Inagene’s Dentistry Partner Program, test kits (buccal swab collection kits) are stocked in your dental office free of charge and sold to patients at a discounted price (vs. retail price on Inagene’s website).

Once collected in your office, the sample is mailed in the postage-paid envelope provided to Inagene’s lab.

On receipt of the sample, the dental office is invoiced at a further discounted (wholesale) price.

About 7 days later, the client and dental office are notified when the personalized report is ready for viewing on Inagene’s secure portal.

A wealth of awareness building materials and tools, customized and co-branded to your practice are made available free of charge to raise awareness about your new testing service.

The Inagene Dentistry Partner Program

Step 1

Order

Test kits stocked on consignment in office and sold to patient.

Patient receives discount vs website price.

Step 2

Swab

Swab sample collected. Admin registers test on Inagene Portal (cc’s patient).

Step 3

Send

Swabs mailed to Inagene in pre-paid envelope.

Results can be expected within 7-10 days of the swab’s arrival.

Step 4

See

Dentist & patient notified that results are ready. Dentist invoiced wholesale price for test

Margin between selling price and wholesale price paid to dental office as admin fee.

Step 5

Share

Test results used to personalize treatment.

Test report can be shared with other health care providers via a secure portal.

Learn more about Inagene Personalized Insights™ pharmacogenetic testing for dentistry

Watch a video of a virtual tour of the  Personalized Insights™ report.

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Explore some of the Inagene sample online reports by clicking the link below.

Ultra ReportDentistry Report

Browse some of the awareness building materials that can be customized to your dental practice

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Learn more about the science of pharmacogenetics

Ready to start offering personalized medicine in your dental practice?

Contact us at info@inagene.com to learn more or to book a demo.

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