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Research Team at College of Dentistry Receives SHRF Grant

July 20, 2020
by University of Saskatchewan


Dr. Walter L. Siqueira, along with Dr. Francisco Otero-Cagide and Christine Downing have been awarded a SHRF grant in the amount of $120,000 to study a novel way of diagnosing periodontal disease activity, which is an area that continues to elude the dental profession.

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, damages gums and bone supporting the teeth which can lead to tooth loss if gone untreated. Currently, dentists are only able to understand and detect periodontitis through a patient’s history; they are unable to determine the current disease activity or risk for patients to develop periodontitis in the future.

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