Due to COVID-19, new enrollment in research studies will be greatly limited.
If you are interested in a study, there may be a longer waiting period to receive a response to your inquiry.
View the guidance for research participants for additional information.
This study enrolls children who are having orthodontic treatment and need a rapid maxillary expansion (RME) device. The purpose of this study is to learn about the effects of palatal expansion on jaw movement during sleep. Read More
-Children ages 7-14.
-Are under orthodontic care and need to use a rapid maxillary expansion (RME) device
This study enrolls people who are scheduled for a surgery at ECMC involving removing the tissue that makes saliva. The purpose of this study is to use tissue samples that otherwise would have been discarded to learn more about how salivary gland inflammation happens at a molecular level. We hope this will lead to new ways to diagnose and treat salivary gland inflammatory diseases. Read More
Adults ages 18+
Scheduled for a surgery at ECMC involving salivary gland excision (e.g. Neck Dissection Surgery, etc.)
Any sample of salivary gland tissue that would otherwise be discarded will be included for the study.
This study enrolls adults who are having a head or neck surgery that will remove tissue that makes saliva. This research is being done to gain a better understanding of the tissue that makes saliva (salivary gland tissue). Read More
-Adults ages 18+
-Come to the ECMC Department of Head and Neck Surgery for a procedure involving removal of salivary tissue.
This study enrolls children ages 4-16 who have been scheduled for conscious sedation during a procedure at our dental clinic. The purpose of this study is to learn about how a sedative used in pediatric dentistry works on producing amnesia (forgetting). Read More
Children ages 5-16.
Already scheduled for conscious sedation at our dental clinic.
No verbal or hearing disabilities.
This study enrolls people who are having dental surgery where some gum tissue is removed. The purpose of this study is to understand why there are differences between males and females in how severe gum disease is. Read More
Adults ages 18+
People having dental surgery at UB's School of Dental Medicine
This study enrolls people who are scheduled to have a tooth pulled. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the make up of the tissue inside the root canal of a tooth. We will use teeth that have been extracted that would otherwise be discarded for research purposes. Read More
Have been scheduled for a tooth extraction at UB's Dental Clinic.
Comprehensive literature review found that oral health was a major concern in long term care facilities for residents. This program was designed to address the continued needs for research in the field of oral health. Read More
Full-time, part-time or per diem certified nurse’s aides responsible for oral care delivery at Heritage Village Rehab in Gerry, New York or Lakeside Beikirch Care Center in Brockport, New York
English speaking and writing