March 24, 2022
by The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research
Jeffrey L Fellows, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, presented the “Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the Sustainability of Dental Practice: National-Dental-PBRN” at the hybrid 51st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADOCR, held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), online and onsite in Atlanta, GA, on March 24, 2022.
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic adversely impacted US dental practitioners’ patient volumes, revenues, and practice expenses associated with efforts to reduce virus transmission at dental facilities. As part of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (Network) COVID-19 Research (CORE) Registry study, Fellows evaluated dental practitioner’s confidence that their practice could maintain current patient volume, revenues, and expenditures on SARS-CoV-2 risk mitigation over the 24 months. The protocol and study materials were approved by Central and Regional Node National Dental Practice-Based Research Network IRBs.