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Volunteers Needed for Research Study on the Effects
of Dietary Supplements in the Treatment of Gum Disease

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Delta Dental of Kentucky Clinical Research Center is conducting a clinical research study on new, non-surgical treatments for gum disease.

You may be able to participate if you:

are 18 years old or older and
have, or suspect that you have gum disease.

It is known that the dietary addition of fish has beneficial effects on inflammation and disease.  The purpose of this study is to evaluate if a daily dietary supplement of omega 3 fatty acids (fish oils) has a beneficial effect in the treatment of gum disease when combined with normal standards of care.  Qualified participants will receive compensation for completing the study, and all study treatment will be provided at no cost.

Dr. Dolph R. Dawson is the investigator for this study.  If you are interested in learning more about this study or in being examined for the presence of gum disease, please call Lisa Johnston of the Delta Dental of Kentucky Clinical Research Center at (859) 323-4923 or email her at lmjohn3@email.uky.edu.

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Volunteers Needed for Gum Disease Treatment Research Study

The Faculty and Staff of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Center for Oral Health Research are conducting a clinical research study on the treatment of gum disease.

You may be able to participate if you:

are between the ages of 18 and 75;
have, or suspect that you have, gum disease; and
have deep gum pockets associated with your gum disease.

This study will evaluate the effects of treating gum disease by combining a deep cleaning of gums and teeth with a new formulation of the FDA-approved drug Periostat®

Qualified participants will receive compensation for completing the study, and all study treatments will be provided at no cost.

John Novak, B.D.S., Ph.D., is the investigator for this study.  If you are interested in learning more about this study, please call Lisa Johnston at (859) 323-4923.
 

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Volunteers Needed for Myofascial Pain Study

The Faculty and Staff of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry's Orofacial Pain Center are recruiting volunteers for a pilot research project on myofascial pain.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

are a woman; and
are having face pain or headaches while at the same time experiencing neck and shoulder stiffness, tightness or pain.

Eligible participants will receive a local anesthetic injection to the shoulder region. At the same time, shoulder muscle activity will be recorded using surface electromyography. 

For more information, please call the UK Orofacial Pain Center at 323-5500.

Tobacco Smoking Volunteers Needed for Study of Saliva

The faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and College of Medicine are conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the usefulness of saliva as a diagnostic fluid.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

are at least 18 years of age;
are a current tobacco smoker; and
are willing to contribute two teaspoons of saliva and two teaspoons of venous blood.

Qualified participants enrolled in the study will be compensated for their time and will receive a complete oral exam and dental check-up at no cost. For more information, call (859) 323-5598 or (859) 323-5950 or page us at (859) 275-8115.

Cardiovascular Patients Needed for Saliva Study

The faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and College of Medicine are conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the usefulness of saliva as a diagnostic fluid.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

are at least 18 years of age;
have cardiovascular disease; or
high blood pressure; and
are willing to contribute two teaspoons of saliva and two teaspoons of venous blood.

Qualified participants enrolled in the study will be compensated for their time and will receive a complete oral exam and dental check-up at no cost. For more information, call (859) 323-5598 or (859) 323-5950 or page us at (859) 275-8115.

Arthritis Patients Needed for Saliva Study

The faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and College of Medicine are conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the usefulness of saliva as a diagnostic fluid.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

are at least 18 years of age;
have one of the following conditions:
rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis,
scleroderma, or Sjögren's syndrome, or
fibromyalgia; and
are willing to contribute two teaspoons of saliva and two teaspoons of venous blood.

Qualified participants enrolled in the study will be compensated for their time and will receive a complete oral exam and dental check-up at no cost. For more information, call (859) 323-5598 or (859) 323-5950 or page us at (859) 275-8115.

 

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