This page was created to make you aware of volunteer opportunities in organized dentistry, through NYSDA and the ADA, and in our local community.
The National Dental Practice Based Research Network - Dental Implant Restoration Registry (DIRR)
The dental implant restoration registry (DIRR), a study within the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN), is investigating the parameters associated with the success of implant therapy, as well as the rate of prosthetic and biologic implant complications. We expect that the results from this study will significantly impact the clinical practice of implant dentistry and the quality of care provided for the patients, as well as create an opportunity for subsequent additional targeted studies to support diagnosis driven therapy strategies. We are in the process of welcoming practitioners to the study who will recruit their patients undergoing restorative procedures on recently placed implants, with a target enrollment of 2000 implants nationwide in this 3-year observational study. To learn more or to participate contact our research node coordinator, Vicky Thomas, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some links to the study and to the National Dental PBRN:
Free Samples for Health (FreSH) is a study within the NDPBRN that is enrolling 50 Northeast and Midwest practices to recruit 1200 patients to test the effectiveness of Nicotine Replacement Therapy sampling (NRTS) in dental practices. NRTS refers to providing all smokers, regardless of their current interest in quitting, with free samples of over-the-counter NRT products and brief use instructions. NRTS has been shown to increase quit attempts, smoking cessation self-efficacy, and positive attitudes toward NRT. Dental settings are an ideal fit for NRTS because NRTS could easily be combined with Ask-Advise-Refer (AAR), and providing samples of oral care products is routine and universal in dental care settings. To learn more or to participate contact research node coordinator, Pat Ragusa at email@example.com
Information links below:
County and District Board/Committee Positions Available
Nominations for officer and director positions for the Seventh District Dental Society and Monroe County Dental Society typically occur in the fall, however it’s never too early to get involved. If you have an interest in becoming involved on the board and/or at the committee level, please send your CV along with a letter of intent to the Office, Attention: Becky Herman, Executive Director, 155 Culver Rd., #200, Rochester, NY 14620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dental Lifeline Network
Dental Lifeline Network, a strategic partner of the ADA, has been operating the Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program nationally since 1985, and in New York – Statewide - with the support of the New York State Dental Association since 2009. DDS provides care to the elderly, medically compromised, and veterans who cannot afford dental care. Please join the over 450 dentists throughout the state who currently volunteer with DDS and help one patient at a time.
- Patients are pre-screened by DDS staff and then connected with a volunteer dentist.
- You determine the treatment plan.
- Coordinators work with specialists and the labs.
- You don’t pay for lab expenses.
- Very little paper work is required.
Monroe Community College
Spring Semester 2024 (15-week commitment Late January to Late May): Monday Evening 6:00-9:30pm, Thursday Evening 6:00-9:30pm, Substitute Dentists Spring and Fall Semesters: Monday – Thursday Evenings 6:00-9:30pm, Monday – Thursday Days 8:00-11:30am and/or 1:00-4:30pm. If you are interested, contact Maureen Tompkins at, email@example.com or call 585-292-2769.