The National Dental PBRN was present at the Southern Association of Orthodontists annual meeting in Orlando in October 2015.
The American Association of Orthodontists is supporting the Network on the recruitment of clinicians for an orthodontic study involving patients with “Anterior Open-bite”, a difficult treatment problem.
Dr. Calogero Dolce, chair of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Florida, and Dr. John Zhang, chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Jacksonville University were instrumental in bringing the forthcoming study to the attention of orthodontists attending the event.
The meeting offered an opportunity to recruit new members to the National Network, interact with UFCD alumni and educate the orthodontists from 11 different states in the Southern region of the US about the benefits of participating in practice-based-research.
We appreciate the support of the AAO/SAO leadership and especially the assistance of Drs. Dolce and Zhang in the recruitment of this prospective, observational 3.5 year cohort study involving approximately 840 adult patients.