Intraoral ultrasound for Gum Disease

Oral Health Clinic, 8th Floor, Kaye Edmonton Dental Clinic., Edmonton, Canada
Gum Disease+1 More ConditionsIntraoral ultrasound - Device
10 - 60
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will investigate whether ultrasound is a reliable tool for imaging the tooth-gum complex for patients under orthodontic treatment.

Eligible Conditions
  • Gum Disease
  • Alveolar Bone Loss

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

5 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: through study completion, an average of 1 year

Year 1
Alveolar bone thickness
Cemento-enamel junction identification
Distance from alveolar bone crest to the cemento-enamel junction
Distance from cemento-enamel junction to the gingival margin
Gingival thickness

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Ultrasound scanning
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

60 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Intraoral ultrasound · No Placebo Group · N/A

Ultrasound scanning
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Intraoral ultrasound · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, an average of 1 year

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of AlbertaLead Sponsor
841 Previous Clinical Trials
386,966 Total Patients Enrolled
MitacsIndustry Sponsor
31 Previous Clinical Trials
3,985 Total Patients Enrolled
Fabiana Marques, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Alberta

Eligibility Criteria

Age 10 - 60 · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have crooked teeth, but it is not severe.
You have all your permanent teeth (no baby teeth remaining).

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What site did they apply to?
Oral Health Clinic, 8th Floor, Kaye Edmonton Dental Clinic.100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are allowed to participate in this research project at one time?

"That is correct, the website provides current information that this trial is looking for 60 individuals from 1 site. The trial was first posted on February 10th, 2021 and updated December 9th, 2021." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

If you had a choice, who would you rather have in this research project?

"This trial is for patients who have alveolar bone loss and are between the ages of 10 and 60. They are looking to recruit a total of 60 people for the clinical trial." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Does this research opportunity extend to people who are not yet 65 years old?

"In order to participate in this research, individuals must be between the ages of 10 and 60. Out of the 100 clinical trials, 5 are for patients younger than 18 and 94 are for patients older than 65." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.