Evidence-Based Decisions in Dentistry Practice-Based Research Network

Registered: 
January 12, 2012
Acronym: 
EBD-PBRN
City: 
Los Angelas
State: 
California
Zip: 
90095-1668
Main Phone: 
310-794-6625
Network Director: 
Francesco Chiappelli
Network Member: 
Andre Barkhordarian
Network Member Role: 
Associate Director
Geographic Coverage: 
National
Clinics Location: 
California
Florida
Founded: 
2011
Network Category: 
Affiliate
Network Type: 
Other
Network Type Other: 

Dentistry & Integrative Medicine 

Mission Statement: 
The Practice-Based Research Network for Evidence-Based Dentistry (aka, evidence-based decisions in dentistry practice-based research network, EBD-PBRN) is an entity having the UCLA School of Dentistry at is core - specifically the EBD Study Group, which arises from Professor Chiappelli EBD Research Group at UCLA, as well as the Dental Clinic and the Oral Pathology unit, and the NIH-funded UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The EBD-PBRN partners with several dental practices in the community in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, including Mission Community Hospital-San Fernando Campus, as well as across the nation extending to Florida. In addition, the EBD-PBRN has several international partners, including the dental schools at King Abdul University in Saudi Arabia, Lisbon University (Center for EBD) in Portugal, Belo Horizonte University (Brazilian Association for EBD) in Brazil, and the Tyrrhenian Institute of Stomatology in Italy, to insure the global nature of the endeavors of the EBD-PBRN, which can be simply summarized in two words: Translational Effectiveness. The EBD-PBRN, in line with the conceptualization of translational effectiveness proffered by the Agency for Health Research & Quality, defines it as the patient-centered translation of the best available evidence, obtained through the systematic, validated and hypothesis-driven process of research synthesis, in specific clinical settings.
Current or Past Research Interests: 
Arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disease (muscle, bone, joint conditions)
Chronic pain
Comparative effectiveness research on improving health care systems and/or patient experiences
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Health literacy
Infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, STDs
Substance abuse (alcohol and drug abuse)
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
15
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
15
Approximate Number of Patients: 
10000