By joining the National Dental Practice-Based Referral
Network (NDPBRN), endodontists can help to elevate their role in oral health
care. The NDPBRN is conducting an observational cohort study examining
predictors of severe post-operative pain, and the frequency and source of
persistent pain. Findings will help improve the delivery of endodontic
treatment and provide evidence-based outcomes to help tailor future care to
Interested endodontists can enroll in
the NDPBRN now to complete training prior to the start of the PREDICT study (Predicting
Outcomes of Root Canal Therapy) in early 2017. The study is designed to be easy
to implement in a regular practice, and clinicians as well as patients will be
compensated for their time. To enroll and for more information, visit the NDPBRN website.
"The more endodontists who participate in the study,
the more the specialty as a whole will benefit," said NDPBRN member Dr.
Alan S. Law, a Minnesota endodontist who is helping to conduct the PREDICT
study. "We'll be able to get more information on acute and persistent pain
following root canal treatment and the factors that predict such pain."
Read more from the November 2016 Communique.