Intertek to highlight dental research at the AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition

During the AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, meet our experts in dental and in vitro oral care studies, March 21-24, 2018.

During the AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition, our experts in dental clinical research and oral care in vitro studies shall present on supporting oral care product development and product efficacy and safety assessment at Booth 405Schedule an appointment today to discuss how Intertek CRS can support your research and development, regulatory and claim support needs.

AADR Poster presentation:
Plaque is Easier To Visualise with Red Cote than with Fluorescein
March 23, 15.45-17.00, Presented by Dr Robert Maclure, Medical Director, Intertek Clinical Research Services

Contact us to request a copy of the poster (This will be sent after the conference)

Our in vitro services for oral care
Our in vitro oral care product testing laboratory uses bioinstrumentation, imaging, bespoke design of active delivery models and sampling techniques, to conduct in-depth evaluations of oral malodour assessment, in vitro dentinal tubule blockage studiespellicle cleaning ratio (PCR) abrasivity, erosion and tissue loss, microhardness, stain removal and whitening, anti-plaque and anti-calculus, and cleaning evaluations of toothbrushes, interdental brushes, flosses and tapes. We also offer tissue preparation (e.g. human and bovine enamel or dentine), dental restoration materials, and artificial lesion preparation and bioanalytical solutions for clinical samples such as plaque, saliva or gingival crevicular fluid.We are ISO 9001 accredited and licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) for storage of human tissue.

Dental Clinical Research Expertise
We conduct dental research studies for products such as products including toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwashes and dental floss. Using industry standard dental indices, we measure plaque, gingivitis, stain and whitening, oral malodour, dentinal hypersensitivity, dental abrasivity and oral tolerance, assessing effectiveness against multiple claims where required. We support the full life-cycle of the trial including protocol development, ethics committee review, participant recruitment, full study management, data management statistical analysis and reporting.

About the AADR 
The AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition is a leading scientific meeting for oral and dental research. It provides a worldwide networking opportunity for over 4,000 delegates including key thought leaders, researchers in the field and future researchers to discuss overcoming the major issues that challenge the oral, craniofacial and dental research industry. Facilitating the communication and application of research findings the meeting incorporated over 4,500 scientific abstracts being presented and more than 35 exhibitors.


RECORDED WEBINAR:  Clinical Assessments for Tooth Whitening Products

RECORDED WEBINAR: In Vitro and in Situ Support Studies for Tooth Whitening, Stain and Shade.

WHITE PAPER DOWNLOAD: Oral Care Product In Vitro Stain Removal Testing Models

WHITE PAPER DOWNLOAD: Evaluation of Toothbrush Performance

WHITE PAPER DOWNLOAD: The Effect of Magnification Loupes on Index Scores and Reproducibility

Meet our experts:

Dr Peter Hall, Intertek CRS’ Laboratory Director, has 30 years of industry experience in Colloid, Formulation, Materials, Analytical and Behavioural Sciences. With experience of R&D Oral Care Project Management and expertise in oral Instrumentation and experimental design, he currently heads up Intertek’s team of scientists delivering a variety of in vitromethodologies for product evaluation and claim support, including enamel remineralisation, stain prevention/removal and chemical whitening. In addition to this, the Laboratory provides integrated analytical support for in-house clinical studies.

Dr Robert Maclure, Intertek CRS’  Medical Director has been with Intertek CRS since 2012 and acts as Principal Investigator, being involved in a number of studies, including clinical trials of medicines and medical devices. He is also experienced in the use of digital imaging systems including the QLF-D system and also in the design and execution of 'in situ' enamel erosion studies. Prior to joining Intertek Robert has worked in both private and NHS dentistry.


Robert is trained and calibrated in the following indices:


- Modified Lobene Extrinsic Tooth Stain Index (Macpherson modification)

- Vita Shade (Classic and Bleached Guides)

- Gingival Margin Plaque Index of Harrap

- Modified Gingival Margin Plaque Index

- Modified Gingival Index of Lobene

- Gingival Bleeding Index of Ainamo and Bay

- Gingival Bleeding Index of Saxton and van der Ouderaa

- Gingival Index of Loe and Silness

- Lobene Modification of Quigley and Hein Plaque Index

- Modified Navy Index (Rustogi Modification)

- Dentinal Hypersensitivity, tactile (Yeaple Probe) and evaporative air (Schiff Assessment)

Nicola McCarthy is Operations Director at Intertek CRS and has more than 12 years experience in clinical trials including tolerance and efficacy studies on toothpastes, mouthwashes, toothbrushes, bleaching agents and chewing gum investigating whitening efficacy, gum health, oral malodour, dentinal sensitivity, plaque and delivery of active ingredients to plaque. Nicky has overall responsibility for managing the recruitment and execution of all clinical trials including protocol development and submissions,
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