The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network is a consortium of participating practices and dental organizations committed to advancing knowledge of dental practice and ways to improve it. Essentially, it is “practical science” done about it, in, and for the benefit of “real world” everyday clinical practice. The major source of funding for the nation’s network is the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, or NIDCR, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
NIDCR is continuing its support for the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, now entering its third cycle of funding. The network, established in 2005, fosters investigative partnerships between academic clinical scientists and practicing clinicians to address questions of everyday relevance to dental practitioners.
University of florida NDPBRN news
Dr. Valeria Gordan has served in an interim role since December 2020 and was appointed associate dean effective December 22, 2023.
Gordan received the Hollenback Memorial Prize for contributing substantially to the advancement of restorative dentistry through her research career.
NIDCR is continuing its support for the NDPBRN, now entering its third cycle of funding.
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