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Dental Study on Gum Disease
Protocol: STUDY00005977
Full Title
Testing of anti-plaque agents in subject-specific, clinically-relevant, subgingival biofilm models
This study is recruiting volunteers for a dental study through the University at Buffalo (UB) Microbiome Center in the UB School of Dental Medicine. The study team is researching if they can make accurate copies of bacteria patterns in mouth plaque (the “stuff” that collects between gums and teeth). The results of the study will help dentists to better understand how gum disease develops and comes back over time.

The study team is enrolling volunteers with healthy mouths and with gum disease. Participation will include a Screening Visit, and if eligible, three study visits. The Screening Visit will take about 1 – 1.5 hours and will involve a mouth exam to see if any gum disease is present. Study Visit 1 will take about 2 hours and Study Visits 2 and 3 should be about 1 – 1.5 hours. The study team will collect spit, fluid between your teeth and gums, and plaque at all three visits. The study visits will take place at the UB Microbiome Center dental clinic on the UB South Campus (at the corner of Main and Bailey).
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
1. At least 21 years old 2. Have at least sixteen (16) teeth 3. Not currently pregnant 4. Not currently wearing braces or orthodontic appliances
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: Patricia Diaz-Moreno
Patricia Diaz-Moreno
+1 716-829-5822
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