Revolutionizing the Future of Dental Care


Oral disease is a multibillion-dollar problem that greatly affects children worldwide. Current recommendations are two dental visits per year, yet oral diseases including cavities, progress more quickly. Dr. Dupont is leading research aimed at changing the landscape of dental care. He and his team are developing a test that performs microbial profiling on an individual’s oral microbiome to determine if they are developing a cavity or other oral diseases. The goal of this program: an at-home sample kit that is noninvasive, widely accessible, and less than $10, making it much more cost effective than a dental visit.

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This project is currently seeking a funding partner. Please contact the JCVI Development Office

Jill Mullen
Sr. Vice President of Philanthropy and Strategic Alliances