TitlePractices participating in a dental PBRN have substantial and advantageous diversity even though as a group they have much in common with dentists at large.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMakhija, SK, Gilbert, GH, D Rindal, B, Benjamin, P, Richman, JS, Pihlstrom, DJ, Qvist, V
JournalBMC oral health
Date Published2009
KeywordsTranslational Research

Practice-based research networks offer important opportunities to move recent advances into routine clinical practice. If their findings are not only generalizable to dental practices at large, but can also elucidate how practice characteristics are related to treatment outcome, their importance is even further elevated. Our objective was to determine whether we met a key objective for The Dental Practice-Based Research Network (DPBRN): to recruit a diverse range of practitioner-investigators interested in doing DPBRN studies.