The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry reports they have been awarded a $22.4 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue a national dental practice-based research network designed to improve the nation’s oral health.
Since 2012, UAB has served as the National Administrative and Resource Center by NIDCR, leading the National Dental Practice-based Research Network. NDPBRN is a consortium of participating practices and dental organizations committed to advancing knowledge of dental practice and “practical science,” ways to improve it, and to further benefit real world, everyday clinical practice. UAB leads six other groups in this network.
Gregg Gilbert, DDS, MBA, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Clinical and Community Services is the grant’s principal investigator.