Current Clinical Studies

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

DO YOU HAVE PAIN???

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:

  • 18-54 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: 877-810-9530 ext. 503

or email: oppera2@battelle.org

 

HSIRB Approved Date 9/9/2011

IMPLANT STUDY: SPONSORED BY NOBEL BIOCARE

 

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 Tmzahid@buffalo.edu

Dr. Othman Shibly via email at shibly@buffalo.edu

or via phone at 716-829-3845

HSIRB Approved Date 12-15-2011

 

Plaque & Gingivitus Study:  Sponsored by Biolectrics

The Determination of the Safety and Effectiveness of Electrotherapy on Plaque and Gingivitis: A Pilot Study

Conducted by Dr. Sebastian G. Ciancio

Study Contact Participation: Michele Bessinger and Sandy Law

University of Buffalo Dental School

250 Squire Hall

Buffalo, NY 14214

The University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, is looking for males and females between the ages of 18-70 who have red inflamed gums: gums that bleed or periodontal pockets to participate in a research study involving an investigational medical device that reduces the amount of bacteria in your mouth and may improve the health of your gums.

Eligible participants will be compensated.

This study is being conducted under the direction of Dr. Sebastian G. Ciancio

For more information and to be screened for the study please contact

Michele at 716-829-2885

 

 

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 lynnepok@buffalo.edu

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation! 

HSIRB Approved Date: 02-14-2012 

The Department of Periodontology at UB school of Dental Medicine, under the supervision of Dr. Othman Shibly, is recruiting volunteers for a research study that will evaluate the effects of growth factors drawn from blood, and combined with a marketed bone filing material in rebuilding bone in the area where a hopeless tooth is removed.

Volunteers of 18 years of age or older, with overall good medical and dental health, and need tooth extraction may be eligible to participate in the study. The study consists of a total of seven (7) visits over a six-month period.

If you are interested in participating in the study and you would like to learn more, please contact:

Dr. Talal Zahid via email at Tmzahid@buffalo.edu or via phone at 716-472-3845  

OR

Dr. Amal Jamjoom via email at amalghaz@buffalo.edu or via phone at 716-472-3845

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation!

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NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME

The Implant Center at the School of Dental Medicine, under the supervision of Dr. Sebastiano Andreana, is recruiting volunteers for a research study that will evaluate (2) marketed bone filling materials in rebuilding bone in the area where a hopeless tooth is removed.

Major inclusion criteria:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Overall good medical and dental health
  • In need of tooth extraction(s)
  • Participate in a total of six (6) visits over 6 month period

Volunteers will receive compensation for their time and travel.

If you are interested in participating in this study and would like to learn more, please contact:

Dr. Andreana via email at andrean@buffalo.edu or via phone at (716) 829-6645, OR Dr. Kutkut via email at akutkut@buffalo.edu or via phone at (716) 829-6388

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation!

HSIRB Approved Date - 6/8/2011

 

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study involving an investigational device that may enhance motor learning rates in healthy individuals.

Subjects will be compensated for their time and travel. 

To be eligible subjects must be:

  • Healthy
  • 18-30 yrs old 
  • Right-handed.

For more information call 716-829-6253 or email peterold@buffal.edu