"The Dental Practice-Based
Research Network (DPBRN)" is a
consortium of participating practices and dental
committed to advancing knowledge of dental practice and
ways to improve it. Essentially, it is "practical
science" done about, in, and for the benefit of "real world" everyday
DPBRN's major source of funding is the National
Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the U.S.
National Institutes of Health (NIH).