Mikaela_PreExam2_300pxWide.jpgWhat is the purpose?

Each day, researchers at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research are making progress on our mission – to find the genetic causes of, better treatments for, and/or new ways to prevent dental conditions.  Ultimately, we want to help people like you!

These researchers use our in-house bank, the Biorepository, that stores coded (i.e., study number is assigned) clinical information and patient samples such as saliva for DNA/RNA.  When patients like you consent to provide a sample/clinical information, you will help speed up progress on our mission!  Compensation is available!

Who can participate?

Pediatric and adult patients and accompanying family members of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Center for Disabilities and Development, and Hospital Dentistry. If you'd like more information, fill out this online request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online Information Request

Interested?  Contact us at 319-353-3983 or

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