CCRP Research

Current Studies

Study Objectivesort descending Type Status

Tissue Dimension

A study on the soft and hard tissue changes that occur following single tooth extraction.

The purpose of this research study is to determine the correlations between tissue dimensions and the changes that occur following single-tooth dental extraction in adults.

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Periodontal Studies

Currently recruiting

Oral Health Intervention for Persons with Dementia

Aim 1. Develop a functionally-tailored, modular oral care intervention for community-dwelling PWD and their caregivers.
Aim 2. Conduct a 4-week study of the proposed intervention among 8 pairs of community-dwelling PWD and their caregivers, evaluating the feasibility of the proposed intervention.

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Preventative and Community Health

Currently recruiting

Data and Specimen Biorepository

The Biorepository combines the usage of dental and medical clinical information with a biological specimen DNA bank for researchers to use at the UI College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics. Patients and visitors at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics, the UI Center for Disabilities and Development, the UI Hospitals and Clinics Department of Otolaryngology and staff will be asked to participate and give consent for their clinical information and biological specimen to be collected for undefined future research purposes that will be shared, used again, or stored for future dental research purposes. Researchers can utilize the repository to study any type of health condition or disease.

To collect biological specimens for undefined future research purposes that will be share, used again, or stored for future dental research purposes. Researchers can utilize the repository to study any type of health condition or disease.

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Various Studies

Currently recruiting

Effectiveness of Silver Diamine Fluoride in Arresting Early Approximal Carious Lesion Progression: A Pilot Study

The purpose of this research study is to compare the effectiveness of 1) sodium fluoride varnish (conventional prevention) and silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to 2) sodium fluoride varnish (conventional prevention) and water (placebo) in the management of early approximal carious lesions.

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Preventive

Currently recruiting

Clinical, radiographic and histomorphotmetric analysis of healing dynamics in human extraction sockets grafted with Bio-Oss Collagen®: A prospective 3-year post-loading study

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the changes that occur to the gums and bone after tooth extraction and grafting the site to prepare it for future implant placement.

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Periodontics

Currently recruiting

Oral Health Needs In Older Adults With Advanced Health Conditions

The purpose of this research study is to understand the self-perceived oral health needs of older adults with advanced health conditions and barriers for accessing the needed oral care.

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Preventative and Community Health

Currently recruiting

Esthetic outcomes of a newly developed dental composite and adhesive system: a randomized clinical trial

To compare a newly developed filling composite to a current filling composite system. Two restorations will be placed in each subject, one using system A and one using system B. The first system listed in the randomization pair will be placed on first tooth (#4-#13), and the second system on 2nd tooth (#4-#13). The same three researchers will be responsible for placement of all the restorations.

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Operative Dentistry

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