Accelerating the Development of Oral Biodevices by Advancing Technologies

Health monitoring for Soldiers

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.

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Measuring force systems using sensors in removable aligners

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 »

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Intelligent Dental Implant

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 »

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Delivering drugs

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.

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5th Graders Ideation Summary

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 »

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Perspectives from the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs

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 »

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Realizing the potential of oral biodevices: Considerations- AADR

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 »

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Monitoring levels of oral bacteria and inflammatory biomarkers

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 »

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Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Mentoring Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Dear NIDCR, Thank you so much for your Initiative. Idea of mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators is very novel and innovative idea. I believe if Early-Career Faculty Investigators from Underrepresented area must be given opportunity for learning in conventional and new areas of oral and dental care to serve the people the that region without compromising the quality... more »

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Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Grant selection, writing and submition

Dear NIDCR, Thank you for creating this opportunity to share our experiences and suggest topics for mentorship. As an URM postdoctoral faculty, I absolutely love the seminars that you have suggested. Personally, I wish I could learn about how to search for grants, grant writing and submission, research methodologies, leadership development, and mentorship. I think if you could create some webinars for these topics, or... more »

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Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Need of the hour : Equal representation and opportunity to all

NIDCR initiative of giving better representation and improved networking to early career researchers will be very instrumental and a prudent step in long run. This will give more opportunity to enthusiastic and knowledge seeking young professionals to hone and upgrade their skills and use them for under represented regions . It is also great that experienced and senior faculty "pass the baton " to young guns for promising... more »

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Comments from the American Association for Dental Research

AADR strongly and enthusiastically supports this proposed initiative. AADR commends NIDCR for its efforts to increase the diversity of the dental, oral and craniofacial research workforce. AADR members have provided the following feedback and recommendations: Look to the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) for programmatic elements and metrics for assessing the impact of the network and success of participants.... more »

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