The nation’s network



Dear 7th District Member,


The 7th District Dental Society is partnering with the Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) at the University of Rochester Medical Center to share important information with you about “The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network” (National Dental PBRN). The National Dental PBRN, funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (, part of the National Institutes of Health, provides an important opportunity for clinicians involved in dental care across the United States. The goals of the network are to conduct national oral health studies on topics of importance to you and your patients, provide outcomes that will improve patient care, and impact the way dentistry is practiced.


Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) houses the administrative hub for the Northeast Region of the National Dental PBRN, which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, US Virgin Islands, and Vermont.


This is "the nation's network" and we hope that you, as a member of the 7th District Dental Society, will join the many members that are already part of the network to make the National Dental PBRN the precious national resource that it can be. If you join the network, you can: 


•            Be involved with national studies designed for busy clinicians

•            Be compensated for your participation in studies

•            Earn free CE credits


There is no cost to join the network. To get started, you can enroll online by going to, click the Join/Update button on the top right and complete the Enrollment Questionnaire. 



There are three participation levels:

1. Informational - receive newsletters and correspondence only

2. Limited - receive newsletters, correspondence and participates in surveys

3. Full - all of the above plus participation in in-office clinical studies


Some of the current studies you can be a part of are:


Understanding Pain After Dental Procedures (POPS) –Clinical Observational

Erosive Tooth Wear (ETW) - Clinical Observational

Effectiveness of Nicotine Replacement Therapy Sampling in Dental Practices (FRESH)-Clinical/Observational

Peri-Implantitis Prevalence (PIP)-Pilot study

Implant Registry-Clinical/ Observational

Treatment of Patients on Anticoagulants (TOP-AC)- Questionnaire


Once you enroll you will be contacted by one of our node coordinators about the next steps.

Please feel free to contact any of us with any questions you may have. Our contact information is below. Thank you for your support of the National Dental PBRN!





Cyril Meyerowitz, DDS, MS

Director, Northeast Region

Director Emeritus Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Professor, Department of Dentistry

(E-mail: phone: 585-273-5272)



William R. Calnon, DDS

Chair, Practitioner Core Advisory Group National Dental PBRN

Professor, Department of Dentistry

(E-mail: phone 585-273-5272)



Richard Andolina, Jr., DDS

Seventh District Dental Society President

(E-mail: phone 607-324-5490)