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Healthy participants needed for ongoing clinical trial at UCL Eastman Dental Institute

14 February 2017

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Healthy participants needed for ongoing clinical trial at UCL Eastman Dental Institute ucl.ac.uk/eastman/research/departments/clinical-research/eastman-clinical-investigation-centre" target="_self">UCL Eastman Clinical Investigation Centre are recruiting participants for their study on gum inflammation.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a sodium bicarbonate toothpaste on plaque accumulation and gum inflammation compared to a non-sodium bicarbonate toothpaste and to further understand the mechanisms of gum inflammation.

To take part in this study, you must be aged 18-60 years-old, in good general and oral health, be a non-smoker and must have a minimum of 20 natural teeth (without caps or veneers).

Participants must read and sign the Informed Consent and be available for the 8-week duration of the study. In addition, participants must be registered with a general dental practitioner (private or NHS).

Assessment of your eligibility to participate will take place at the initial screening visit. Upon successfully completing all of the study procedures, participants will receive a financial remuneration in the amount of £400. The amount of compensation participants receive is to cover out of pocket expenses that may be incurred whilst participating in the study.


If your answers are YES to the following questions:

  • Are you 18 years or older? 
  • Are you a non-smoker? 
  • Have you got at least 20 natural teeth and no crowns on upper front teeth?

And NO to the following:

  • Are you pregnant or lactating?
  • Are you on chronic medications (including contraceptives)?
  • Are you currently participating in other clinical trial?

You could possibly be eligible for the study.

Please call the UCL Eastman Clinical Investigation Centre on 020 345 61276 if you are interested to book a screening appointment so that researchers can verify your suitability for the trial by doing a quick oral examination.

This study has been reviewed and approved by The North of Scotland REC in accordance with UK research approval and conduct regulations.

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Marco Orlandi, UCL Eastman Dental Institute