Current Clinical Research and Product Trials

Plaque Glycolysis and Saliva Genetics – A Pilot Study      

Study Objective:  To improve the sensitivity of our laboratory and clinical methods used in plaque analysis and advance the prevention of oral disease including dental caries.
Principal  Investigator: Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Co-Investigators:  Dr. Yanhui Zhang, Ph.D., and Colette Stewart, R.D.H., B.S., M.S

The Madison

Study Objective: To offer sleep apnea patients who are mouth breathers an alternative retention device without straps and maintain a seal without a mask
Principal Investigator: Maddie Singer, B.F.A., B.A. 
Co-Investigators: Amado X. Freire, M.D., M.P.H.; Becky Mayall, D.D.S.; Alan Blanton, D.D.S.; Franklin Garcia-Godoy; Russel Anthony Wicks, D.D.S., M.S. 
Research Staff: Colette Stewart, R.D.H., B.S., M.S.  

Investigation Of The Oral Microbiome In Pediatric Obesity And Metabolic Disease

Study Objective: To investigate if and how microbes (bacteria) in the mouth can affect a person’s metabolism such as weight, height and waist circumference
Principal Investigator: Joan Han, M.D.
Co-Investigator: Joseph Pierre, Ph.D., Yanhui Zhang, Ph.D., Franklin Garcia-Godoy, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Sub-Investigator: Jennifer Fernandez, D.D.S.; Liang Hong, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Research Staff: Colette Stewart, R.D.H., B.S., M.S.; and Raquel T Mack

Clinical Evaluation Of Osteogen® Bone Graft Plugs For Tooth Extractions

Study Objective: To evaluate the OsteoGen® Bone Grafting Plugs ability to maintain the bony ridge in a tooth socket which could make that area more suitable for implants and removable dental appliances, after a tooth has been surgically removed
Principal Investigator: Franklin Garcia‐Godoy, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Co-Principle Investigator: James M. Christian, D.D.S., M.B.A.
Co-Investigator: K Mark Anderson, D.D.S., M.S.
Sub-Investigator: Dave Lifferth, D.D.S.
Research Staff: Colette Stewart, R.D.H., B.S., M.S.; Stephanie Alvarado, D.A.

Clinical Evaluation Of A Novel Multi-Layer Lollipop To Prevent Teeth Erosion In Adults

Study Objective: To evaluate the acid level of saliva in subjects with eating disorders and non-eating disorders (healthy) after using the lollipop.
Principal Investigator: Mojdeh Dehghan, D.D.S., B.A.
Co-Principle Investigator: Daranee Versluis, DDS, PhD.
Co-Investigator: Hassan Almoazen, Ph.D.
Sub-Investigator: Yanhui Zhang, PhD
Research Staff: Colette Stewart, R.D.H., B.S., M.S.