Clinical Research & Clinical Technologies
The Clinical Research and Clinical Technologies Program supports research aimed at:
- Developing and testing the safety, efficacy, and/or effectiveness of measures or materials for diagnosing, preventing, or treating dental, oral, and craniofacial conditions and disorders.
- Using existing biological structures in the oral cavity as a delivery system for local and systemic treatment.
- Developing oral devices and materials for monitoring local and systemic conditions.
- Developing oral health related precision medicine approaches.
- Developing methods and tools to detect soft and hard tissue conditions in the oral cavity.
The Clinical Research & Clinical Technologies Program supports basic, translational, and clinical research studies. Research that might be supported includes, but is not limited to:
- Studies that assess the clinical utility of diagnostic imaging devices for dental caries, periodontal disease, cracked teeth and pulp vitality.
- Studies that accelerate the clinical implementation of diagnostic imaging devices proven to be superior to existing methods.
- Studies for development of specific and sensitive imaging devices for early diagnosis of medical conditions in the head and neck.
- Studies to evaluate performance of new and current theranostics (diagnostic-therapeutic) devices for oral and craniofacial diseases and disorders.
- Studies of non-invasive and minimally-invasive technologies for diagnosis or treatment of oral and craniofacial diseases and disorders.
- Clinical oral health research that implements precision medicine.