Current Clinical Studies

Click a study title below for more information and to see if you are eligible to volunteer.


The University at Buffalo Dental School is enrolling eligible volunteers, who have developed RECENT facial pain, to participate in a research study about muscle, joint and jaw function.

To be eligible you must be:

  • 18-74 years old
  • In good health
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Eligible participants will be compensated for time and travel.

One clinical Visit is required, along with follow up questionnaires.  The Study is being conducted under the direction of Dr. Richard Ohrbach DDS, PhD, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, University at Buffalo.

For further information or to be screened for the study

contact the call center at: 716-829-2984 

or email:


HSIRB Approved Date 9/9/2011



A Clinical Study of The effect of immediate versus early loading on the esthetical outcome of NobelActive implants.


Conducted by Dr. Othman Shibly

University of Buffalo Dental School

250 Squire Hall

Buffalo, NY 14214

The purpose of the study will be to evaluate implants placed with a temporary crown versus a crown being placed 4-6 weeks later.

Volunteers of 18 years of age or older, with overall good medical and dental health, and in need for dental implant may be eligible to participate in the study. The study consists of a total of seven visits over a two years period. Reimbursement will include dental exam, X-rays, and significant discount of the cost of both the implant and the crown.

Please call 716-829-3845 and mention the Implant Study for further information or to schedule your screening appointment.

For questions, please contact:

Dr. Talal Zahid via email at

Dr. Othman Shibly via email at

or via phone at 716-829-3845

HSIRB Approved Date 12-15-2011


The Department of Restorative Dentistry at The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is conducting a research study for Dentures. 

 Inclusion criteria:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • In need of a new upper and lower dentures, with or without two or more implants on your lower denture and/or complete upper denture with or without dental implants
  • Participate in a total 6 of visits over a 2-year period

You will receive compensation for your participation.

If you are interested in being part of this study or would like to schedule a screening appointment to see if you may be eligible please contact: 

 Lynne Pokigo at (716) 829-3284, or via email at

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation! 

HSIRB Approved Date: 02-14-2012