Representatives from the National Dental Practice Based Research Network (NDPBRN) attended the 2016 American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, April 6 – 9, to share information with AAE members about an upcoming prospective longitudinal cohort study in the network. The study, Predicting Pain Outcomes of Root Canal Treatment (PREDICT), is intended to identify predictive factors related to experiencing severe post-operative pain following initial orthograde root canal treatment, as well as the economic impact that both acute pain and persistence of pain have on patients.
Several of the presentations at AAE were related to the study and additional information was available at a network booth in the exhibit hall. General practitioners as well as endodontists are encouraged to participate in the study which is expected to launch in fall 2016. Current endodontic residents graduating in June are also encouraged to join the network and participate in the study.
Photo: Deborah McEdward, a research coordinator for the network, right, shares information about the PREDICT study with Roberta Pileggi, D.D.S., M.S., professor and chair of the UF department of endodontics and director of the UF School for Advanced Dental Sciences, during the 2016 AAE meeting.