Utilizing Practice-Based and Community-Based Research for Oral Health Improvement
Translating research findings into clinical practice can be very slow. Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) can speed up this process by investigating real-world questions in the practice setting. We have two different PBRNs, the Southwest Region of the National Dental PBRN and The South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN), both funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Institutes of Health. Member practitioners are engaged from study development to in-office data collection.
The Latest Facts & Findings
We gather real-world evidence to help prevent and treat oral diseases. Upcoming studies include:
National Dental PBRN: symptom changes in cracked teeth, detection of suspicious occlusal caries, management of dentin hypersensitivity, oral HPV risk factors, single-unit crowns success and patient satisfaction.
The number of years it can take to apply traditional research findings into clinical practice.
The number of members in the National Dental PBRN; 1,069 of these members belong to the Southwest Region of the National Dental PBRN.
I so appreciate the opportunity to network with dental professionals who are excited about dentistry and want to move our profession forward using real world info and research. I’m so glad to be a part of the PBRN.
feedback from a member of the Southwest Region of the National Dental PBRN