Clifton Carey
University of Colorado
Aurora Colorado UNITED STATES

My background is in chemistry as applied to the study of caries, biofilms, and more recently the study of secondary caries. Long term topics of research include prevention of demineralization and remineralization.  This includes specialized research into therapies for at-risk populations such as geriatrics and orthodontic patients. I am also active in standards development both internationally and nationally as the U.S. Expert on oral rinses, denture adhesives, fluoride varnish, and tooth bleaching products. I am the international convenor for the working group on Toothpastes and the working group on Analytical Methods for Dental Products.

The topics of my recent NIH grants were to investigate how much fluoride is enough to protect healthy teeth, new approaches for prevention therapy for the aging population, personalized dentistry, caries risk assessment, how and why dental restorations break, how biofilms reduce the service life of dental composites, new methods to measure phosphate ion concentration in oral fluids, how fluoride varnishes work to prevent caries, and non-fluoride methods to prevent caries. 

My professional goal is to research ways for the public to achieve better oral health.

In short my name is Clif Carey and I do Caries Research.


Hands-on Workshop

12:00 pm–1:15 pm Mar 21

CC, Hall D

Dr. Robert BurneDistinguished Professor atUniversity of Florida Clifton CareyUniv Colorado, Denver Pamela Den BestenUniversity of California - San Francisco Professor Rena D'SouzaAssistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences atUniversity of Utah Dena FischerDirector of the Clinical and Practice-Based Research Program and Acting Director of the Center for Clinical Research atNIDCR/NIH Prof. Rodrigo FrancaAssociate Professor, Head of Dental Materials Division, atUniversity of Manitoba Leslie FriedenExtramural Training Officer atNIDCR/NIH Dr. Mark GenuisCEO atICE Health Systems Inc Dr. Effie IoannidouProfessor atUniversity of Connecticut Dr. Maria KukuruzinskaProfessor, Associate Dean for Research atBoston University Dr. Purnima KumarProfessor atThe Ohio State University Dr. Mary MacDougallDean atUniversity of British Columbia Dr. Daniel McNeilEberly Distinguished Professor atWest Virginia University Dobrawa NapieralaAssociate Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration atUniversity of Pittsburgh Steven OffenbacherUniversity of North Carolina Deborah PhilpDirector of the NIDCR Office of Education atNIDCR/NIH Donald RindalSenior Research Investigator & Associate Dental Director for Research atHealthPartners Institute Martha SomermanDirector atNIDCR Dr. Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA(CIS)Head of School and Dean atThe University of Sydney Dr. Shannon WalletAssociate Professor atUniversity of Florida Jason WanNIDCR/NIH Dr. Darien WeatherspoonProgram Director atNIDCR/NIH Dr. Jane WeintraubRozier Douglass Distinguished Professor in Dental Public Health and former Dean atUniversity of North Carolina Dr. Robert WeyantAssociate Dean of Public Health and Outreach atUniversity of Pittsburgh
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