AAE Encourages Member Participation in Dental Research Network

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 individual patients.

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.”