Clinical Technologies Research Program

The Clinical Technologies Research 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 Technologies Research 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.
Last Reviewed
May 2020