Patient FAQS

  1. How many studies will my dentist ask me to participate in?
  2. Will my dental professional be experimenting on me?
  3. How much extra time will this take in addition to my regular appointment?
  4. How many dental professionals are in the national network?

  1. How many studies will my dentist ask me to participate in?
    Typically, practitioner-investigators enroll in 1 or 2 studies a year, so your dental professional may ask you to participate in those in which you qualify.
  2. Will my dental professional be experimenting on me?
    The type of studies we are doing do not involve experimentation. We will be collecting information on procedures done in everyday practice. Your dental professional will NOT be doing anything outside of normal procedures.
  3. How much extra time will this take in addition to my regular appointment?
    We have made special effort to implement studies that will not interfere with your appointment time.
  4. How many dental professionals are in the national network?
    The number of dental care providers enrolled in the network is always changing. As of November 5, 2016, over 6,500 dentists and hygienists have enrolled.