RFA-DE-23-009 Harnessing Technologies to Support Oral Health Promotion and Management Outside the Dental Setting (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research that develops and/or adapts and tests technology-facilitated behavioral, social, and organizational tools for use in oral health promotion and management outside the dental setting. Of particular interest are tools that harness mobile, web, sensor, or other technology-based platforms with the potential to improve oral care at home or in the community; to facilitate needs assessment, treatment planning, and engagement; and to expand access to quality care for those who are under-served. This FOA focuses on tools that are adjunctive to, or extensions of, clinical care, rather than clinical tools meant to diagnose or treat oral disease. This FOA uses a UG3/UH3 phased cooperative agreement funding mechanism, inviting applications to plan and implement behavioral and social intervention clinical trials. Awards made under this FOA will initially support a milestone-driven planning phase (UG3) for up to 2 years, with possible transition to a clinical trial implementation phase (UH3) of up to five years. Only UG3 projects that have met the scientific milestones and feasibility requirements may transition to the UH3 phase. The UG3/UH3 application must be submitted as a single application, following the instructions described in this FOA.