Frequently Asked Questions

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1.)  What are the different types of biological samples that you collect?
Most common: Saliva and teeth
Less common:  Crevicular fluid (a small amount of fluid that is present between the tooth and the tooth surrounding the gums), tissue, and bone (if being removed)

2.)  What is a biorepository?
A biorepository stores clinical information, such as medical/dental history, along with a biological sample.

3.)  Why is this important?
Every day, scientists at the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics are looking for genetic causes, better treatments, and ways to prevent a variety of dental and medical conditions, and you can help us by providing your clinical information and biological sample!

4.)  Can I ever withdraw my sample and clinical information?
Yes, you have the right to withdraw at any point.  This means that your sample will be removed and destroyed, and your clinical information will be deleted.

5.)  Is there compensation available?

Patient FormsMedical/Dental History Questionnaire
                           Consent Document

1.)  The Biorepository Team will inform you if you need to fill out a Medical/Dental History form.
2.)  If the Biorepository Team requests you to do this, please remember to bring the Medical/Dental History form to your study visit.  However, please do not give it to a Biorepository Team Member until AFTER you have signed the consent document at your study visit.