Study Description: Subjects with dental implants placed 5 or more years ago will be examined. Subjects with be divided into two categories cases and controls based on if they have any infection around the implants. All subjects will have their blood drawn, dental exams, fill out questionnaires, and plaque and gingival crevicular fluid samples will be collected. Samples will be assessed to determine key risk factors that may make subjects more prone to infections around dental implants.
Principal Investigator: Jamie De Stefano
Eligibility Criteria: 1. Subjects 18 years and older 2. Dental implant placed 5 or more years ago 3. General good health
Compensation: Yes, subjects will be compensated.
Compensation Explanation: Will I be paid for taking part in the study? You will receive a gift card in the amount of $25 for taking part in the study. The study consist of one visit. Subjects that meet the inclusion criteria will receive a $25 gift card at the end of the study visit.
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