Evaluation of Patients With Unusual Diagnostic or Treatment Considerations

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Brief Summary:

This study offers evaluation and treatment of patients with unusual diagnostic or treatment considerations. It is not designed to test new treatments; rather, patients will receive current standard of care treatments. The purposes of the study are: 1) to allow NIDCR staff an opportunity to maintain and improve their clinical skills; and 2) to evaluate referred patients for research potential. (Participants in this protocol will not be required to join a research study; the decision will be voluntary.)

Patients in need of dental/oral diagnosis and therapy of interest to NIDCR staff dentists may be eligible for this protocol. Participants will have a comprehensive dental examination and may receive part or all of their treatment at the NIDCR clinic. Diagnostic procedures, materials and treatments used in this study are limited to those widely accepted in dentistry and are non-experimental in nature.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Tooth Disease Procedure: current standard of care treatments Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The proposed pilot project will allow the staff of the Dental Clinic Oral Medicine Fellowship Program to accept patients, for diagnosis and conventional therapy, which do not otherwise meet the criteria for any of the current NIDCR research protocols. This clinical examination and therapy by Dental Clinic practitioners will provide an excellent forum for the observation of oral conditions and phenomena that may generate scientific inquiries and provide valuable educational experiences consistent with the goals of the Oral Medicine Program.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 300 participants
Official Title: General Dental Diagnostic and Therapeutic Study: A Pilot Program for Evaluating the Research Potential of Referred Subjects
Study Start Date : April 1982
Study Completion Date : June 2002

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Patients in need of dental/oral diagnosis and therapy which are of interest to one or more of the staff dentists.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00001182

United States, Maryland
National Institute of Dental And Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Identifier: NCT00001182     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 820057
First Posted: November 4, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: June 2002

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
General Dental

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases