About

Through single-site studies and participation in large practice-based research networks, we conduct research across a range of topics in oral health such as opioid prescribing by dentists, integration of oral health to advance general health, and online simulation to train oral health providers in best practices. Specific areas of focus include promoting HPV vaccination in dental clinics and understanding the relationship between viral infections and stomatitis.

Overview
contributor
  • Maldonado-Ortiz DDS, PhD, José Orlando   Asst. Research Investigator   2022 -
  • Worley, Donald C.   Dental Clinical Quality & Ops Consultant  
  • Affiliation
    people
    Faculty Position
  • Jurkovich, Mark W., DDS, Research Investigator
  • Michalowicz, Bryan S., DDS, Research Investigator 2016 -
  • Rindal, D. Brad, DDS, Sr. Research Investigator and Associate Dental Director for Research
  • Worley, Donald C. , Dental Clinical Quality & Ops Consultant
  • Publications While At HealthPartners
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • "I'm torn": qualitative analysis of dental practitioner-perceived barriers, facilitators, and solutions to HPV vaccine promotion
    Healthcare. 2024
  • Dental patients as partners in promoting quality and safety: a qualitative exploratory study
    BMC oral health. 2024
  • Dental staff and patient attitudes about nicotine replacement therapy samples in dental care: a National Dental Practice-Based Research Network study
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2024
  • Learning from data in dentistry: summary of the third annual OpenWide conference
    Learning health systems. 2024
  • Patient and dentist perspectives on collecting patient reported outcomes after painful dental procedures in the National Dental PBRN
    BMC oral health. 2024
  • Recruitment strategies and retention rates for five National Dental PBRN studies
    Journal of clinical and translational science. 2024
  • Survival analysis of posterior composite restorations in National Dental PBRN general dentistry practices
    Journal of Dentistry. 2024
  • Characteristics of dentists in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of Dentistry. 2023
  • Clinical decision support to reduce opioid prescriptions for dental extractions using SMART on FHIR: implementation report
    JMIR medical informatics. 2023
  • De-Implementing Opioids for Dental Extractions (DIODE): a multi-clinic, cluster-randomized trial of clinical decision support strategies in dentistry
    Implementation science. 2023
  • De-implementing opioid prescribing in a dental group practice: lessons learned
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2023
  • Periodontal treatment and subsequent clinical outcomes and medical care costs: a retrospective cohort study
    PloS One. 2023
  • Perspectives on the future of dissemination and implementation research in oral and craniofacial sciences
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2023
  • Practitioner/practice- and patient-based factors contributing to dental practitioner treatment recommendations for patients with pain-related TMDs: findings from the National Dental PBRN
    Journal of oral & facial pain and headache. 2023
  • Findings and future directions from a smoking cessation trial utilizing a clinical decision support tool
    Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. 2022
  • Management of painful temporomandibular disorders: methods and overview of The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network prospective cohort study
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2022
  • Pain management after third molar extractions in adolescents: a qualitative study
    BMC Pediatrics. 2022
  • Patient experience of post-extraction pain management
    Front Dent Med. 2022
  • Root canal treatment survival analysis in National Dental PBRN practices
    Journal of Dental Research. 2022
  • Structure, function, and productivity from the National Dental Practice Based Research Network
    Journal of clinical and translational science. 2022
  • Study protocol: understanding pain after dental procedures, an observational study within the National Dental PBRN
    BMC oral health. 2022
  • Translating periodontal data to knowledge in a learning health system
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2022
  • De-implementing opioid use and implementing optimal pain management following dental extractions (DIODE): protocol for a cluster randomized trial
    JMIR research protocols. 2021
  • Leveraging clinical decision support and integrated medical-dental electronic health records to implementing precision in oral cancer risk assessment and preventive intervention
    Journal of personalized medicine. 2021
  • Patient, provider type, and procedure type factors associated with opioid prescribing by dentists in a health care system
    Journal of Pain Research. 2021
  • Quantifying dental office-originating adverse events: the Dental Practice Study methods
    Journal of patient safety. 2021
  • Assessing the patient safety culture in dentistry
    JDR clinical and translational research. 2020
  • Creating systems aligned with the triple-aim and value-based care
    Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2020
  • Dental Decision Simulation (DDSim): development of a virtual training environment
    Journal of Dental Education. 2020
  • Leveraging electronic dental record data for clinical research in the National Dental PBRN practices
    Applied Clinical Informatics. 2020
  • Practitioner engagement in activities of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN): 7-year results
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2020
  • SMARTp: a SMART design for nonsurgical treatments of chronic periodontitis with spatially referenced and nonrandomly missing skewed outcomes
    Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift. 2020
  • Concordance between practitioner questionnaire responses and observed clinical treatment recommendations for treatment of dentin hypersensitivity: findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    BMC oral health. 2019
  • Feasibility and acceptance of oral human papillomavirus detection in the dental office: results from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2019
  • Training experiences regarding pain management, addiction, and drug diversion of dentists enrolled in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Substance Abuse. 2019
  • Dentists' decision strategies for suspicious occlusal caries lesions in a National Dental PBRN study
    Journal of Dentistry. 2018
  • Influence of 2 caries-detecting devices on clinical decision making and lesion depth for suspicious occlusal lesions: a randomized trial from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2018
  • Opioid prescribing and risk mitigation implementation in the management of acute pain: results from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2018
  • Judgment of the quality of restorative care as predictors of restoration retreatment: findings from the National Dental PBRN
    JDR clinical and translational research. 2017
  • Surface characteristics and lesion depth and activity of suspicious occlusal carious lesions: findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2017
  • Changes in diabetes medications in the Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial and their effect on hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
    Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2016
  • Serum markers of bone turnover and angiogenesis in patients with bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw after discontinuation of long-term intravenous bisphosphonate therapy
    Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016
  • Systemic inflammatory biomarkers and their association with periodontal and diabetes-related factors in the Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial, a randomized controlled trial
    Journal of Periodontology. 2016
  • Association between low-dose aspirin and periodontal disease: results from the continuous national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES) 2011-2012
    Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 2015
  • Concordance between responses to questionnaire scenarios and actual treatment to repair or replace dental restorations in the National Dental PBRN
    Journal of Dentistry. 2015
  • Dental hygienists' usage of tobacco-cessation decision support tools in practice: a qualitative study
    2015
  • Evidence supports no relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and premolar extraction: an electronic health records review
    Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2015
  • Evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis by means of scaling and root planing with or without adjuncts
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2015
  • Methods dentists use to diagnose primary caries lesions prior to restorative treatment: findings from The Dental PBRN
    Texas Dental Journal. 2015
  • Persistence of smoking-cessation decision support use in a dental practice
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015
  • Provision of specific dental procedures by general dentists in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: questionnaire findings
    BMC oral health. 2015
  • Repair or replacement of restorations: a prospective cohort study by dentists in The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2015
  • Salivary proteomics in bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw
    Oral Diseases. 2015
  • Characteristics, detection methods and treatment of questionable occlusal carious lesions: findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Caries Research. 2014
  • Concordance between clinical practice and published evidence: findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (DPBRN)
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2014
  • Concordance between patient satisfaction and the dentist's view: findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2014
  • Dentist and practice characteristics associated with restorative treatment of enamel caries in permanent teeth: multiple-regression modeling of observational clinical data from the National Dental PBRN
    American Journal of Dentistry. 2014
  • Differences between reported and actual restored caries lesion depths: results from The Dental PBRN
    Texas Dental Journal. 2014
  • Integrating tobacco dependence counseling into electronic dental records: a multi-method approach
    Journal of Dental Education. 2014
  • Investigation of The Omaha System for dentistry
    Applied Clinical Informatics. 2014
  • Practice change toward better adherence to evidence-based treatment of early dental decay in the National Dental PBRN
    Implementation science. 2014
  • Smoking cessation e-referrals: a National Dental Practice-Based Research Network randomized controlled trial
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2014
  • Supplementing online surveys with a mailed option to reduce bias and improve response rate: the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2014
  • Twenty-month follow-up of occlusal caries lesions deemed questionable at baseline: findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2014
  • Use of online sources of information by dental practitioners: findings from The Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2014
  • Agreement among dentists' restorative treatment planning thresholds for primary occlusal caries, primary proximal caries, and existing restorations: findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of Dentistry. 2013
  • Caries treatment in a dental practice-based research network: movement toward stated evidence-based treatment
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2013
  • Cluster effects in a National Dental PBRN restorative study
    Journal of Dental Research. 2013
  • Computer-assisted guidance for dental office tobacco-cessation counseling: a randomized controlled trial
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013
  • Electronic dental record use and clinical information management patterns among practitioner-investigators in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2013
  • Information-seeking behaviors of dental practitioners in three practice-based research networks
    Journal of Dental Education. 2013
  • Measuring the impact of practice-based research networks on member dentists in the Collaboration on Networked Dental and Oral Health Research, CONDOR
    Journal of Dentistry. 2013
  • ONJ in two dental practice-based research network regions
    Texas Dental Journal. 2013
  • Purpose, structure, and function of the United States National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of Dentistry. 2013
  • The feasibility of a clinical trial of pain related to temporomandibular muscle and joint disorders: the results of a survey from the Collaboration on Networked Dental and Oral Research dental practice-based research networks
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2013
  • Utilization of nondentist providers and attitudes toward new provider models: findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2013
  • A comparison of dental restoration outcomes after placement by restorative function auxiliaries versus dentists
    Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2012
  • Components of patient satisfaction with a dental restorative visit: results from the Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2012
  • Differences between reported and actual restored caries lesion depths: results from The Dental PBRN
    Journal of Dentistry. 2012
  • Large-scale clinical endodontic research in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: study overview and methods
    Journal of Endodontics. 2012
  • Not just in the "ivory tower": research in your office for your patients!
    Northwest Dentistry. 2012
  • Repair or replacement of defective restorations by dentists in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2012
  • The prevalence of questionable occlusal caries: findings from the Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2012
  • Lessons learned during the conduct of clinical studies in the dental PBRN
    Journal of Dental Education. 2011
  • ONJ in two dental practice-based research network regions
    Journal of Dental Research. 2011
  • Practitioner, patient and carious lesion characteristics associated with type of restorative material: findings from The Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2011
  • Restoration of noncarious tooth defects by dentists in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2011
  • The effect of electronic health records on the use of clinical care guidelines for patients with medically complex conditions
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2011
  • Concordance between preoperative and postoperative assessments of primary caries lesion depth: results from the Dental PBRN
    Operative Dentistry. 2010
  • Dentists' use of caries risk assessment in children: findings from the Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    General Dentistry. 2010
  • General practitioners' use of caries-preventive agents in adult patients versus pediatric patients: findings from the dental practice-based research network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2010
  • Institutional review board and regulatory solutions in the dental PBRN
    Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2010
  • Methods dentists use to diagnose primary caries lesions prior to restorative treatment: findings from The Dental PBRN
    Journal of Dentistry. 2010
  • Pay-for-performance in dentistry: what we know
    Journal for Healthcare Quality. 2010
  • Preferences for caries prevention agents in adult patients: findings from the dental practice-based research network
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2010
  • Reasons for placement of restorations on previously unrestored tooth surfaces by dentists in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2010
  • Restorative treatment thresholds for occlusal primary caries among dentists in the dental practice-based research network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2010
  • Use of caries-preventive agents in children: findings from the dental practice-based research network
    Oral health & preventive dentistry. 2010
  • Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: clinical features, risk factors, management, and treatment outcomes of 26 patients
    Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2009
  • Dentists in practice-based research networks have much in common with dentists at large: evidence from the Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    General Dentistry. 2009
  • How dentists diagnose and treat defective restorations: evidence from the dental practice-based research network
    Operative Dentistry. 2009
  • Practices participating in a dental PBRN have substantial and advantageous diversity even though as a group they have much in common with dentists at large
    BMC oral health. 2009
  • Restorative treatment thresholds for interproximal primary caries based on radiographic images: findings from the Dental Practice-Based Research Network
    General Dentistry. 2009
  • Exploring the contributions of components of caries risk assessment guidelines
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2008
  • Oral health program preferences among pregnant women in a managed care organization
    Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2008
  • The creation and development of the dental practice-based research network
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2008
  • Outcomes associated with dentists' risk assessment
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2006
  • Antidepressant xerogenic medications and restoration rates
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2005
  • Editorial Article
  • Addressing knowledge gaps [editorial]
    Journal of the American Dental Association.  152. 2021
  • Engaging clinicians in research [editorial]
    Journal of the American Dental Association.  149. 2018
  • Promoting oral health care because of its possible effect on systemic disease is premature and may be misleading [editorial]
    Journal of the American Dental Association.  149. 2018
  • Chapter
  • Practice-based research in large group dental practices
    Clinical research in oral health. 2010
  • Conference Poster
  • Concordance between restoration repair scenarios and actual treatment: National Dental-PBRN [poster]
    2014
  • Could BMI be a caries risk predictor [poster]
    2014
  • Engaging professional organizations in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network [poster]
    2014
  • Practitioner/practice characteristics associated with dental procedure use: National Dental PBRN [poster]
    2014
  • Sustainability and colleague influence of evidence-based change: National Dental PBRN [poster]
    2014
  • Concordance between clinical practice & published evidence: findings from the National Dental PBRN [poster]
    2013
  • Dental SimCare: building a simulation system to train dentists [poster]
    2013
  • Impact of incentive payments to improve treatment [poster]
    2013
  • Integrating medical and dental data to improve quality and safety of dental care [poster]
    2013
  • Costs and effects of employing dental therapists [poster]
    2012
  • Partners in practice-based research: the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network [poster]
    2012
  • The impact of participation in a PBRN on dental practice patterns [poster]
    2012
  • Effectiveness of computer-assisted guidance for tobacco dependence in dental offices: a randomized clinical trial [poster]
    2011
  • Effectiveness of using e-health records to improve dental care for medically compromised patients [poster]
    2011
  • Will dental providers use a computer-assisted guidance tool to support tobacco interventions [poster]?
    2011
  • Comparative effectiveness of provider activation strategies using electronic health records to improve quality and safety of dental care for patients with medical conditions [poster]
    2010
  • Review
  • Strategies for developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to foster implementation into dental practice [review]
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2022
  • Implementation science and periodontal practice: translation of evidence into periodontology [review]
    Periodontology 2000. 2020
  • Leadership in practice-based research: the National Dental PBRN [review]
    Journal of Dentistry. 2019
  • Priorities Wizard: multisite web-based primary care clinical decision support improved chronic care outcomes with high use rates and high clinician satisfaction rates [review]
    EGEMS (Washington, DC). 2019
  • Translational research: bringing science to the provider through guideline implementation [review]
    Dental Clinics of North America. 2019
  • A network meta-analysis of interproximal oral hygiene methods in the reduction of clinical indices of inflammation [meta-analysis, review, systematic review]
    Journal of Periodontology. 2018
  • Network meta-analysis of studies included in the Clinical Practice Guideline on the nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis [review]
    Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 2017
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis on the nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis by means of scaling and root planing with or without adjuncts [meta-analysis, systematic review, review]
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2015
  • "Doctor, why does my tooth still hurt" [review]?
    Northwest Dentistry. 2010
  • Pay for performance: will dentistry follow [review]?
    BMC oral health. 2010
  • Clinical inertia in dentistry: a review of the phenomenon [review]
    Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice. 2008
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