October 13, 2017
by NYU College of Dentistry
NIH-Funded Study to Test Cavity-Fighting Liquid at Three Clinical Sites
The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to a team of researchers – led by the University of Michigan and Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD – that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and other collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.
The grant provides $9.8 million over four years, $2.8 million of which will come to NYU Dentistry, to fund a Phase III randomized controlled trial at three clinical sites: University of Michigan, University of Iowa, and NYU Dentistry.
Cavities early in childhood are one of the most prevalent chronic conditions among U.S. children, especially those from low-income families. If allowed to progress untreated, cavities can have broad dental, medical, social, and quality of life consequences.
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