A Study to Determine the Frequency of Tight Upper Maxillary Frenulum in Normal Newborns


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-004336
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-004336

About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the number of tight upper lip frenulums found within a normal neonatal (newborn) population.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.


  • Normal healthy neonates


  • Need for NICU or level two nursery care

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Laura Orvidas, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Laura Orvidas M.D.



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