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Introduction to:. National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Support: U19-DE-22516. What is a dental practice-based research network (PBRN)?. A Nationwide, grassroots effort from practitioners Asking and answering questions important to daily practice

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introduction to

Introduction to:

National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

Support: U19-DE-22516

what is a dental practice based research network pbrn
What is a dental practice-based research network (PBRN)?
  • A Nationwide, grassroots effort from practitioners
  • Asking and answering questions important to daily practice
  • Having an impact on the quality of care we deliver
  • Sharing experiences and expertise
  • Designed to gather real world evidence
funding for the network
Funding for the Network
  • Funded by The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • NIDCR is one of the National Institutes of Health in the US Department of Health & Human Services
national dental pbrn 2012 2019
National Dental PBRN2012-2019
  • Our Mission
    • To improve oral health by conducting dental practice-based research and by serving dental professionals through education and collegiality
  • Our Aim
    • Practical science done about, in, and for the benefit of real world clinical practice
  • Levels of participation
    • Informational: latest news and study results
    • Limited: questionnaire studies
    • Full: questionnaire studies and in-office research
  • You decide which studies you want to participate in
how you can be engaged
How you can be engaged
  • Generating ideas for studies
  • Developing study design
  • Input on data collection forms
  • Data collection
  • Presentations
    • Local › Regional › National
  • Manuscript preparation
    • Co-authoring journal articles/abstracts
benefits of joining
Benefits of Joining
  • Free membership and CE
  • Improving:
    • the quality of dental care and oral health of patients
    • knowledge and techniques that benefit your practice
  • Add excitement to your practice for you, your staff and your patients
  • Make a difference in dentistry!
what to expect
What to Expect
  • Research opportunities will be announced via:
    • Email
    • Mailings
    • Personal calls
  • Interested in a study?
    • Contact a Regional Coordinator (RC)
      • RC will enroll you into the study
      • RC will ensure the proper paperwork and training are completed before you begin
  • Remuneration for questionnaires and in-office studies

Dissemination of Results

  • Webinars
  • Publications
  • Regional and National meetings
  • Mail-outs
annual meetings an opportunity to interact with other members
Annual Meetings: An Opportunity to Interact with other Members
  • Attend annual meetings of practitioner-investigators
    • Held in each region
    • ‘Talk shop’ with fellow practitioners
  • Hear or give presentations on research projects
  • Serve on committees that help guide the direction of the network and its research
stay connected with the network
Stay Connected with the Network






southwest region arizona kansas new mexico oklahoma texas
Southwest RegionArizona, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Contact information

Thomas W Oates


Rahma Mungia


Stephanie Reyes*


Sarah Theisen


SW Region National Dental PBRN

STRF MC 8258

8403 Floyd Curl Dr

San Antonio, TX 78229

* Main contact

Thomas Oates

Regional Director

Rahma Mungia

Regional Deputy Director

Stephanie Reyes*

Regional Coordinator

Sarah Theisen

Regional Coordinator