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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, DDS, MS, PhD, PhD
  • Co-Investigators:  Dr. Yanhui Zhang, PhD, and Colette Stewart, RDH, BS, MS

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, MD
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Joseph Pierre, PhD, Yanhui Zhang, PhD, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, DDS, MS, PhD, PhD
  • Sub-Investigator: Jennifer Fernandez, DDS; Liang Hong, DDS, PhD
  • Research Staff: Colette Stewart, RDH, BS, MS; and Raquel T. Mack

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, DDS, BA
  • Co-Principle Investigator: Daranee Versluis, DDS, PhD
  • Co-Investigator: Hassan Almoazen, PhD
  • Sub-Investigator: Yanhui Zhang, PhD
  • Research Staff: Colette Stewart, RDH, BS, MS

Clinical Evaluation of the OncAlert® RAPID in Subjects Presenting for Evaluation and/or Initial Biopsy; Impact on Decision-Making

  • Study Objective: This is a clinical device utility study to demonstrate the real-life use of the OncAlert Rapid device in clinical practice to aid in the medical/dental professionals’ decision to take a biopsy of a specious oral/throat lesion. 
  • Principal Investigator: Franklin Garcia-Godoy DDS PhD PhD 
  • Co-Investigators: K. Mark Anderson, DDS; Jim Christian, DDS, MBA; and Marjorie Woods, DDS 

Last Published: Aug 31, 2018