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Healthy Volunteers Wanted
Study on Disease of the Mouth
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
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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 03/27/2018