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The Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network (SDPBRN) supports a range of on-going projects. Click on the links below to find out more details.

Topic area             Current Research Projects
Dental Recall INTERVAL (Investigation of NICE Technologies for Enabling Risk-Variable-Adjusted-Length Dental Recalls Trial) A study is to evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of three dental recall strategies by assessing their impact on maintaining adult oral health.
Periodontal Health IQuaD (Improving the Quality of Dentistry) A study is to compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of theoretically based, personalised oral hygiene advice or periodontal instrumentation at different time intervals or their combination, for improving periodontal health in dentate adults attending general dental practice.
Caries in Children FiCTION (Filling Children’s Teeth: Indicated or Not?) What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of filling caries in primary teeth, compared to no treatment? This randomised controlled trial compares conventional restorations with an intermediate treatment strategy based on the biological (sealing-in) management of caries and with no restorations.