Leveraging Electronic Dental Record Data for Clinical Research

Précis:

This study investigates the feasibility of electronic clinical data reuse for research purposes. It is a proof-of-concept retrospective cohort study on the utility of electronic dental records data to assess outcomes of posterior composite restorations, and to assess tooth loss following root canal treatment, regardless of whether the tooth received dental restorations following root canal treatment or not. An important second goal of this study is to determine the extent to which electronic dental records data may support obtaining reliable study outcomes for National Dental PBRN studies.