By sponsoring dental continuing-education regional symposiums that disseminate scientifically-based and validated treatment strategies for different rare disease populations, the NIDCR could play a leading role in improving the clinical care of rare disease patients.
My grandson is an NF Plexiform type 1 Patient. He and other children with NF have anywhere from mild to severe facial deformities. I am submitting a request for NF to be put on the NIDCR "radar" for research, clinical trials, and treatment options.
In a dry mouth, can we find better ways to identify, prevent and control rampant yeast infection?
Efficacy of preventive interventions across the lifespan including oral health behaviors.
For autoimmune patients such as Sjogren’s patients, can we find biomarkers that have the ability to change and improve with the use of a therapeutic? Can we find better biomarkers that can improve diagnosis, help classify patients, and identify risk factors?
Can we find a replacement for the invasive lip or salivary gland biopsy that is just as good for diagnosis and monitoring of Sjogren’s patients?
Can the rapidly evolving field of immunology-oncology yield a better understanding of and potential therapies at much lower and less frequent dosing in autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s?
Shared images: both radiographic and clinical may be used globally to better achieve concordance and calibration with this, perhaps, leading to the more rapid inclusion of less... more »
Promote studies on the pathogenesis of dental caries, periodontal diseases and oral cancer to advance precision health and establish foundational knowledge for risk-based prevention and therapies.
Telehealth and / or collaborative practice model of assessment and prevention that includes dentists and hygienists and crosses disciplines.