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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

Publication:
July/August 2013
Volume 26 , Issue 4

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Oral Rehabilitation Outcomes Network—ORONet

Francesco Bassi, MD, DDS/Alan B. Carr, DMD/Ting-Ling Chang, DDS/Emad Estafanous, BSD, MSD/Neal R. Garrett, PhD/Risto-Pekka Happonen, DDS, PhD/Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD/Juhani Laine, DDS, PhD/Martin Osswald, BDS, MDent/Harry Reintsema, DDS, PhD/Jana Rieger, MSc, PhD/Eleni Roumanas, DDS/Thomas J. Salinas, DDS, MS/Clark M. Stanford, DDS, PhD/Johan Wolfaardt, BDS, MDent, PhD

Pages: 319–322
PMID: 23837160
DOI: 10.11607/ijp.3400

The published literature describing clinical evidence used in treatment decisionmaking for the management of tooth loss continues to be characterized by a lack of consistent outcome measures reflecting not only clinical performance but also a range of patient concerns. Recognizing this problem, an international group of clinicians, educators, and scientists with a focus on prosthodontics formed the Oral Rehabilitation Outcomes Network (ORONet) to promote strategies for improving health based on comprehensive, patient-centered evaluations of comparative effectiveness of therapies for oral rehabilitation. An initial goal of ORONet is to identify outcome measures for prosthodontic therapies that represent multiple domains with patient relevance, are amenable to utilization in both institutional and practice-based environments, and have established validity. Following a model used in rheumatology, the group assessed the prosthodontic literature, with an emphasis on implantbased therapies, for outcomes related to longevity and functional, psychologic, and economic domains. These systematic reviews highlight a need for further development of standardized outcomes that can be integrated across clinical and research environments. Int J Prosthodont 2013;26:319–322. doi: 10.11607/ijp.3400

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