PEARL Practice Based Research Network
History of the PEARL Network with the Hispanic Dental Association
In 2005 the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) funded three dental practice based research networks in the United States. The purpose of the network is to conduct research in dental practices that will answer the questions from everyday practice. The PEARL Network based out of NYU College of Dentistry began recruiting the first sites into the network that year. From 2005 to 2011 the network has grown to well over 200 sites, and has spread across the country.
The network serves a diverse population where 90.6% of sites report serving Latino populations, and of those sites 49.6% have enrolled Latino patients into clinical studies, and there are 18 Latino dentists in the network. The PEARL Network has also worked to engage providers at the Hispanic Dental Association presenting a series of presentations at HDA annual meetings, and working together with oral health advocates to connect with the community and increase participation with patients and providers.
How do I join the PEARL Network? To join you can call, submit an online interest form, or email.
PEARL Network contact: 212-998-9746
PEARL Network Peer Reviewed Publications
Barasch A, Cunha-Cruz J, Curro FA, Hujoel P, Sung AH, Vena D, Gilbert GH, Vionea-Griffin AE, Safford MM. (2011) “Dental risk factors for osteonecrosis of the jaw.” J. Dental Res. 90 (2): [epub ahead of print] PMID: 21317246 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21317246
Lehmann M, Veitz_Keenan A, Craig R, Curro F, Thompson V, Wu J, Vena D, (2010) “Dentin caries activity in occlusal RBC restorations: PEARL Network findings“. J. Dental Res. 89(A): 1507. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2010dc/webprogram/Paper131147.html
Horowitz A, Barna J, Craig R, Curro F, Thompson V, Wu J, Collie D, Vena D. (2011) “Outcomes of endodontic therapy in general practice: PEARL Network findings”. Accepted to the J. Dental Res. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2011sandiego/webprogram/Paper150047.html
Spielman H, Schaffer S, Craig R, Thompson V, Vena D, (2010) “Single tooth endodontic and restorative treatment outcomes: PEARL interim findings.” J. Dental Res. 89(B):2084. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2010barce/webprogramschedule/Paper139466.html
Oen K, Hirschfeld E, Craig R, Curro F, Thompson V, Wu J, Vena D, (2010) “Partial vs. complete deep caries removal treatment: PEARL Network findings”, J. Dental Res. 89 (B): 2086. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2010barce/webprogramcd/Paper139642.html
Keenan J, Wong Y, Craig R, Thompson V, Wu J, Vena D, (2010) “Practice-based research assessment of analgesic effectiveness: PEARL Interim findings.” J. Dental Res. 2010; 89(B): 2085. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2010barce/webprogramcd/Paper139572.html
Botello-Harbaum, M., Matthews, A., Wu, J., Collie, D., Network, P. “OHRQoL scores of patients participating in the PEARL Network”. J Dental Res. 89 (B): 2447, 2010. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2010barce/webprogramcd/Paper139462.html
Hudson K, Bryan H, Thompson V, Vena D, Craig R, Wu J, Collie D, Curro F. “Analgesics prescribed/recommended for coded dental procedures: PEARL practitioner profiles”. Accepted to the J. Dental Res. 2375. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2011sandiego/webprogram/Paper149964.html
Strober B, Dahlstrom F, Levatino W, Craig R, Curro F, Thompson V, Matthews A, Lomax T, Vena D. (2011) “Class I RBC restoration-related postoperative hypersensitivity: PEARL Network findings”. Accepted to the J. Dental Res. 148. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2011sandiego/webprogram/Paper149530.html
Kanorwalla Y, Hirschfeld E, Craig R, Curro F, Thompson V, Wu J, Collie D, Vena D. (2011) “Complete vs. partial deep caries removal treatment: PEARL baseline findings”. Accepted to the J. Dental Res. 427. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2011sandiego/webprogram/Paper149592.html
A.G Matthews, M. Botello-Harbaum, Vena D, Craig R, Curro R, Thompson V, Grill A, Broder H. (2011) “Hypersensitivity and oral health-related quality of life: PEARL Network findings”. Accepted to the J. Dental Res. 106 http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2011sandiego/webprogram/Paper150110.html
Jetter C, Abboud-Niemczyk J, Craig R, Curro F, Thompson V, Wu J, Matthews AG, and Vena D. (2011) “Pearl non-carious cervical lesion RCT baseline and sleep bruxism findings”. Accepted to the J. Dental Res. 149. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2011sandiego/webprogram/Paper149620.html
Rosen A, Martin J, DeStefano T, Craig R, Curro F, Thompson V, Matthews AG, Lomax T, Vena D. (2011) “Periodontal diagnosis and treatment in general practice: PEARL Network findings”. Accepted to the J. Dental Res. 429. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2011sandiego/webprogram/Paper150000.html
Botello-Harbaum M, Matthews A, Wu J, Collie D, Brodder H, Vena D, Thompson V, and The PEARL Network. (2011) “OHIP-14 among patients participation in a practice-based research network: PEARL”. Accepted to the J. Dental Res. 1747. http://iadr.confex.com/iadr/2011sandiego/webprogram/Paper148476.html