National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

National Dental Practice-Based Research Network Funding Opportunities

National Dental Practice-Based Research Network Regions

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?

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Yathi Lingam, D.D.S.
Olympia, WA

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Kenneth Goldberg, D.M.D.
Edgewater, NJ

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Maryann Lehmann, D.D.S.
Darien, CT

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Julie Ann Barna, D.M.D.
Lewisburg, PA

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

Read about highlights from previous National Dental PBRN studies​.

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Additional Information

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

Dena Fischer

Dena Fischer, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.S.
Acting Director, Center for Clinical Research
Director, Clinical and Practice-Based Research Program
Acting Director, Clinical Trials Program
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​

Last Reviewed
July 2018