Steri-Oss announces its exclusive North American distributorship of Pocket Watch, a pre-probing chairside test that identifies sites at high risk for periodontal disease.
- Pocket Watch uses paper strips that are inserted into the gingival sulcus and then placed into a test well. Within 10 minutes, color variations in the wells reveal the presence of apartate aminotransferase (AST) in the gingival crevicular fluid.
- Pocket Watch is intended to be used as an objective, biochemical adjunct to traditional methods of diagnosing and monitoring patients.
- The product is manufactured by Pacific Pharmaceuticals in San Diego.
- For more information, contact Steri-Oss, (800) 322-5001.