Diagnostic devices that measure levels of oral bacteria and inflammatory biomarkers in saliva can provide critical information about the health of the oral cavity and risk for many systemic conditions. Funding initiatives that focus on industry partnerships are essential to advancing technologies through to commercialization in order to have a meaningful impact on patient care. Paratus Diagnostics is developing a low-cost, ...more »
1. DEVELOP DEVICES WITH A RANGE OF MODALITIES. Biodevices could use electrochemical sensors to monitor oral and systemic conditions by detecting electrolytes, minerals or other analytes; pH, temperature, chewing, swallowing or salivary flow. External monitoring systems could wirelessly interface with the biodevice for real-time assessment and detection, which could be useful for both clinical and research purposes. ...more »
Comments from the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs on the oral-biodevices research initiative are presented below: • Having an oral biodevice/biosensor dedicated to the oral environment on a “24/7” basis may be unnecessary. As an example, a doctor may use a thermometer to take an individual’s temperature, at one time and place, and that measurement then suffices without being continually ...more »
Summary of ideas from Rochester, Minnesota 5th grade students. • A “Smart Toothbrush” that tests the inside of your mouth for sickness while you brush. • Automated braces that tighten based on sensors in your mouth. The sensors would map your mouth and watch how your teeth move around. • “Smart Braces” that have sensors. They would be called “Wisdom Teeth” and the app for your phone would be for your “talking teeth.” ...more »
This is a great initiative as oral health touches every aspect of our lives. However, the effectiveness of various drugs delivery with this device can be challenging. I would suggest a collaboration with interdisciplinary research communities at this early stage. It is also important to start with a specific target population.
The advancement of technologies enable an intelligent dental implant solution. The implant can have new intelligent features enabled by an embedded sensor which can wirelessly connect to an external device that provides personalized service regarding the implant integrity. This sensor is inexpensive, does not affect the structural integrity of the implant, is small enough to fit inside the implant, does not require any ...more »
I appreciate development of Oral Biodevces Technology proposal. Please do more in this area and it will improve dental clinic practices.
Orthodontic movement is the result of forces applied to the tooth resulting in stresses on the periodontal ligament. The forces are applied a the crown level and in the majority of cases, force systems are needed to obtain the desired movement. Furthermore, a force system applied to one tooth has an immediate and hard to quantify effect on the rest of the dentition. Using 3D technology to obtain STL files of the dentition ...more »
One of the problems the US Army has is ensuring that Soldiers on missions do not become casualties due to heat injury or exhaustion.
Oral biodevices that monitor hydration, electrolyte balance, and cortisol levels would be invaluable for this purpose. Recommend partnering with US Army to leverage their resources and expertise in creating biometric devices for other purposes to expedite your research efforts.
Usually wisdom teeth or third molar is not necessary for the oral cavity for chewing unless their is chance of any of the molar tooth is missing . A third molar or if their is an un-erupted third molar teeth that site can utilized for implanting an oral biodevice. Thus changes in the oral environment of person can be detected earlier and precautionary measures can be taken.This oral biodevice should particularly determine ...more »
Although oral health is one of the most crucial factors for human's well-bing and longevity, it has been overlooked the importance of continuous monitoring. With the advent of the recent technologies such as nano devices, it is capable of developing biodevices for oral health monitoring. To implement the oral biodevices, it is inevitable to have interdisciplinary researches in many different fields such as chemistry, ...more »
Here are my thoughts on the process of developing oral biosensor research. If there was time I would encourage #7. It could be done by phone or skype, but ideally face to face. 1, Is the biosensor to be used to detect/monitor oral analytes and/or conditions, or alternatively for monitoring systemic c conditions/diseases. 2.Will the biosensor be removable, analogous to an orthodontic appliance, or semi-permanent for ...more »