Translating research findings into clinical practice can be very slow. Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) can speed up this process by investigating real-world questions in the practice setting. We have two different PBRNs, the Southwest Region of the National Dental PBRN and The South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN), both funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Institutes of Health. Member practitioners are engaged from study development to in-office data collection.

The Latest Facts & Findings

We gather real-world evidence to help prevent and treat oral diseases. Upcoming studies include:

17-24 years

The number of years it can take to apply traditional research findings into clinical practice


The number of members in the National Dental PBRN; 1,069 of these members belong to the Southwest Region of the National Dental PBRN.


I so appreciate the opportunity to network with dental professionals who are excited about dentistry and want to move our profession forward using real world info and research. I’m so glad to be a part of the PBRN.


feedback from a member of the Southwest Region of the National Dental PBRN
Southwest Region of the National Dental PBRN

Additional Information for Practitioner

PBRN Website

PBRN Website

Visit the Southwest Region’s website to view past newsletters and find more information about our upcoming Annual Meeting.



Explore the publications and presentations of the National Dental PBRN. You will find topics and research to assist you in your practice and keep you up-to-date on recent research developments.

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Visit the STOHN website to view details on current studies and learn how to enroll in the local network.



Learn about practice-based dental research in South Texas, enroll in the network, join upcoming studies and review recent research.