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CCRC Research

Current Studies

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Salivary Lipids

The purpose of this research is to determine if there are any differences in lipid content and composition in saliva from people with healthy gums compared to people with gum disease.   After giving informed consent, subjects would provide their age, undergo an oral examination by a dentist and spit into a tube for 15 minutes.  The entire process would take about 40 minutes.  Compensation is available.

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Preventative Studies

Currently Recruiting

Short Implant Study

This study aims to determine the effect of obesity in type II diabetics on bone forming cells in healthy non-obese and obese type II diabetic individuals. 

We are recruiting 48 individuals: 24 healthy, non-obese and 24 obese, type II diabetics. Subjects will have two ‘short-implants’ surgically placed and systemically removed and replaced with functional implants over the course of a week.

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Implant Studies

Currently recruiting

Jaw Growth & Biomarkers Study

This study aims to identify and establish the levels of growth-associated specific proteins, genes and micro-ribonucleic acids in gingival crevicular fluid and whole saliva in a growing and non-growing human sample population.

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Craniofacial Studies

Currently Recruiting

Atlantis1

A two-arm, parallel group, randomized controlled clinical trial on adult human subjects receiving divergent or concave Atlantis™ abutments to assess peri-implant mucosa changes from prosthesis delivery to 1 year.

  • (Primary) Compare the influence of experimental concavities in the subgingival transition zone of Atlantis™ abutments on peri-implant mucosal dynamics from final restoration delivery to one year, as compared to current Atlantis™ abutments with linear divergent transition profiles.  
  • (Secondary) Quantify the horizontal soft tissue thickness changes around concave and divergent abutment transition profiles from final restoration delivery to one year.  
  • (Secondary) Evaluate changes in peri-implant health indicators, such as Gingival Index (GI), Probing Pocket Depth (PPD), and Bleeding on Probing (BOP).
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Implant Studies

Currently recruiting

Genetics’ Role in the Growth of the Craniofacial Complex

To identify how different facial types develop and how genes modify facial growth and teeth development in order to find a way to improve orthodontic and surgical treatment.

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Craniofacial Studies

Recruitment by referral only