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Dental Practice-Based Research Network

NIDCR's National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (NDPBRN), headquartered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, includes six regional nodes.

Are you a dental professional interested in participating in NDPBRN clinical studies? Select the appropriate email link below and send a message to your regional contact.

If you are in one of the Federal Dental Services, select the South Central Region email link and send a message to Andi Mathews, RDH, BS.

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Western Region

Lisa Waiwaiole, MS
National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Regional Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland, OR
Office: (503) 335-2454

Northeast Region

Kathy Bohn
National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Research Administrator
Eastman Institute for Oral Health
Rochester, NY
Office: (585) 273-5272

Midwest Region

Emily Utoft Durand, RDH
National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Regional Coordinator, Midwest Region
Health Partners Research Foundation
Office: (952) 967-7404

South Central Region

Andi Mathews, RDH, BS
National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Program Manager
School of Dentistry
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Office: (205) 934-2578

Southwest Region

Stephanie C. Reyes
National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Research Coordinator
Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science
University of Texas Health Sciences
San Antonio, TX
Office: (210) 562-5654

South Atlantic Region

Deborah McEdward, RDH, BS, CCRP
National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Education and Training Coordinator
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Office: (352) 273-5848

What Are Dentists Saying About Their Participation in the PBRN?

Olympia, WA

Peter Blanchard, D.D.S.
Dentaquest Oral Health Center
Westborough, MA

Analia Keenan, D.D.S.
Bay Dental PC
Brooklyn, NY

Jana Ikeda, D.D.S.
Boulder, CO

Kenneth Goldberg, D.M.D.
Admiralty Dental Associates, PA
Edgewater, NJ

Brad Strober, D.M.D.
Gentle Dental Care, LLC
Edison, NJ

Ying Jo Wong, D.D.S.
East Coast Dental Group, LLC
New York, NY 10024


What are Dentists Studying? 

Read about the following study highlights from the Practice-Based Research Network: 

  • Assessing Outcomes of Cracked Teeth
  • Remineralizat
  • ion of White Spot Lesions After Removal of Orthodontic Brackets
  • Single Tooth Endodontic and Restorative Treatment Outcomes: PEARL Interim Findings
  • PEARL Non-Carious Cervical Lesion RCT Baseline and Sleep Bruxism Findings
  • Lessons Learned During the Conduct of Clinical Studies in the Dental PBRN
  • Repair or Replacement of Defective Restorations by Dentists in the Dental PBRN

PBRN Archive

Additional Information

For additional information about the Practice-Based Research Networks, please contact:

Dena Fischer, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.S. 

Dena Fischer, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.S.
Program Director
Clinical Research and Epidemiology Program
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 628, Mail Stop 4878
Bethesda, MD 20892-4878
Telephone: 301-594-4876​
Fax: 301-480-8322

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This page last updated: September 14, 2015