Disclosure. None of the authors reported any disclosures.
The National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group comprises practitioner, faculty, and staff investigators who contributed to this The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network activity. A list of members is available at: http://www.nationaldentalpbrn.org/collaborative-group.php
This study was funded by grants U19-DE-22516 and U19-DE-28717 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health . Opinions and assertions contained herein are those of the authors and are not to be construed as necessarily representing the views of the respective organizations or the National Institutes of Health.
The authors extend their gratitude to Thomas Paumier, DDS, and John Robinson, DDS, for the expert advice given during the planning phase for the questionnaire instrument; and Kathleen Sullivan, MA, for her expertise in medical editing. Details about The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (the “network”) are available at: http://NationalDentalPBRN.org. The authors are grateful to the network practitioners who participated in this study, and to Dena Fischer, DDS, MSD, MS, NIDCR, program official, and Stephanie Reyes, BA, from the network’s Southwest region, who served the network role of principal regional node coordinator for this study. This role is responsible for contributions focused on designing protocol procedures so that they are feasible and practical in the dental setting and entails responsibilities in both the study development and implementation phases. The author are also grateful to the network’s regional node coordinators who followed-up with network practitioners to improve the response rate (Midwest region: Tracy Shea, RDH, BSDH, Chris Enstad, BS, RDH; Western region: Natalia Tommasi, MA, Celeste Machen, BA, Sacha Reich, BA, PMP, Stephanie Hodge, MA; Northeast region: Vi Luong, BS, MS, Christine O’Brien, RDH, Pat Regusa, BA; South Atlantic region: Danny Johnson, Deborah McEdward, RDH, BS, CCRP; South Central region: Claudia Carcelén, MPH, Shermetria Massengale, MPH, CHES, Ellen Sowell, BA; Southwest region: Meredith Buchberg, MPH).