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Patient Recruitment

Healthy Volunteers Wanted

Study on Disease of the Mouth

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center seek adults with or without gum disease (periodontal disease) to join a research study. Doctors want to learn how a person's immune system affects the health of the mouth. Compensation will be offered.

Study Procedures Include:

  • One 1-hour screening visit and one 2-hour outpatient visit
  • An oral exam, medical and dental history
  • Dental X-rays and photos
  • Blood, urine and saliva collection
  • Gum biopsy
  • No cost for participation or any tests associated with the research

Do You Qualify?

You may qualify for this study if you are:

  • 18 or older
  • Healthy with no other chronic conditions
  • A non-smoker

You may not qualify if you:

  • Have a history of an autoimmune disorder such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis; diabetes; HIV; hepatitis B or C
  • Have a bleeding disorder or take medications such as blood thinners
  • Are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Have had radiation therapy to the head or neck

Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information:
Call the Office of Patient Recruitment: 1-800-411-1222
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:
Refer to study # 12-D-0100

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

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This page last updated on 10/22/2021

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