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Gum Disease Study
Protocol: STUDY00005287
Full Title
Inter-species and host-derived cues that modulate colonization of Porphyromonas gingivalis
The University at Buffalo (UB) School of Dental Medicine is looking for volunteers to join a gum disease study. The study aims to learn more about how harmful bacteria grow in the mouth and cause periodontal (gum) disease. We are interested in Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. ginivalis), a pathogen involved in gum disease.

All study visits occur on the UB South Campus at Squire Hall, School of Dental Medicine (at Main Street and Bailey Avenue). To determine study eligibility, volunteers attend a screening visit where a licensed dental clinician will complete a full dental exam to look for gum disease. Dental plaque (the sticky stuff between your teeth and gums) is tested for P. gingivalis. This visit takes about 1 – 1.5 hours.

Enrolled study participants will then attend a baseline visit for sample collection. This visit takes about 2 hours. Subjects with P. gingivalis will attend 9 additional monthly visits for dental exams and spit/plaque collection. Participants can earn $50 for completing each study visit. You will also have the option to come in every 2 weeks, versus monthly. These additional visits provide more data and you will receive an extra $50 for each added visi
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Adults aged 25 years or older Have at least 16 natural teeth Have the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivitis in their mouth Have gum disease (which will be determined by study staff) Do not wear braces or other orthodontic equipment Have not had periodontal treatment or surgery in the past year Not currently pregnant
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: Patricia Diaz-Moreno
Patricia Diaz-Moreno
+1 716-829-5822
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