Faculty, staff or students who don’t have periodontal problems but do like to chew gum are needed for a research study investigating the plaque-inhibiting capacity of a new chewing gum, versus placebo. 

Volunteers should be healthy, nonsmoking adults with healthy periodontia (gingivitis okay) who are willing to chew gum four times daily for two periods of 21 days, forgoing any optional dental treatments and committing to six prescribed visits. In return, each person will receive a complete clinical oral exam and dental cleaning, plus compensation for time and travel.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Assistant Professor Flavia Lakschevitz at 713-486-4287 or Flavia.S.Lakschevitz@uth.tmc.edu.