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National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

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

Are you a dental professional interested in participating in National Dental PBRN 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
Email: Lisa.Ann.Waiwaiole@kpchr.org

Northeast Region

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

Midwest Region

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

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
Email: ahmathews@uab.edu

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
Email: reyess@uthscsa.edu

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
Email: dmcedward@dental.ufl.edu

What Are Dentists Saying About Participation in the National Dental PBRN?

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 ongoing studies from the National Dental PBRN: 

Read about the 2016 Study Results, including: 

  • Decision Aids for the Management of Suspicious Occlusal Caries Lesions
  • Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity
  • Factors for Successful Crowns

National Dental PBRN Archives

Additional Information

For additional information about the National Dental PBRN, please contact:

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Dena Fischer, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.S.
Program Director
Clinical Research and Clinical Technologies
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
E-mail: dena.fischer@nih.gov​

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This page last updated: May 31, 2016