Hyun-Duck Kim’s Biography

Hyun-Duck Kim, Professor, Seoul National University

Dr. Kim received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and PhD for Public Health Dentistry from Seoul National University School of Dentistry. He worked as a visiting scientist in the Department of Oral health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1998-1999 and 2006-2007, and in the Depart of Periodontology, UNC in 2000. Now, he is a tenure-track professor in the Department of Preventive and Social dentistry, SNU SOD. He serviced as vice-dean during 2010-2011 and the Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Social dentistry during 2012-2013. He has published and presented more than 200 topics, papers and books.

Point-of–Care Diagnostics Using Saliva

Oral and systemic chronic diseases, which are prevalent, have common risk factors; while they have not early diagnostic tool. Rapid test kits using salivary POC could be useful for early screening of both diseases at home and its application could be useful for early diagnosis at clinics.