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The eviDent Foundation’s projects feature in the following publications:

Project 005

Learn more about Project 005.

Do you have a research idea or concept that you would like to explore further?

If so, please complete and submit the project proposal form.

Once the form has been submitted, the eviDent DPBRN Committee will consider the proposal against the following criteria:

  • Is the research idea or concept a researchable question?
  • Does it fit within our aims and objectives?
  • Is the study fundable?

If the proposal meets the criteria, interest will be invited from eviDent’s Chief Investigators and Associate Investigators. 

Once the project team is established, you will be asked to complete a research protocol form for the eviDent DPBRN Committee to consider.

Learn more about eviDent's research project selection and approval process.

Research Project Proposal Form

Who should complete this form?

eviDent members or potential members are invited to submit their research idea or concept to the eviDent committee.

What happnes once you have lidged your research proposal?

Once the form has been submitted the eviDent Committee will consider the proposal against the following criteria:

  • Is the research idea or concept a researchable question?
  • Does it fit within our aims and objectives?
  • Is the study fundable?

If the proposal meets the criteria, interest will be invited from eviDent’s Chief Investigators and Associate Investigators. Once the project team is established you will be asked to complete a research protocol form for the eviDent DPBRN Committee to consider.

Download the PDF form or complete the online form below.

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    2. Chief Investigator: eviDent members who provide ‘the intellectual, administrative and ethical leadership’2 to an eviDent research project or program3. Associate Investigator: eviDent members who have ‘intellectual input into the research and whose participation warrants inclusion of their name on publications’4.

    3 The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Research Office, Chief Investigator Responsibilities

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Learn how you can take part in the eviDent Foundation’s currently recruiting projects.

iDENTify: Early identification of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes in the oral health care setting

If you are an oral health care practitioner practising in Victoria, you are invited to take part in important research on screening for type 2 diabetes in a private oral health care setting.

For more information visit https://identify-diabetes.org/.

The study aims to investigate if screening for type 2 diabetes in a private oral health care setting using the diabetes risk questionnaire (AUSDRISK) will help improve identification of asymptomatic individuals with undiagnosed diabetes or a risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, occurring in more than 85% of people with diabetes and in Australia diabetes is increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Despite this, in the oral healthcare setting little is known about the management of patients with diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes or those at risk of diabetes. What is known is early diagnosis and treatment of this disease is critical to improving health outcomes.

The Melbourne Dental School, in collaboration with the Department of General Practice at The University of Melbourne and eviDent Foundation, are conducting an important study (iDENTify). The researchers for this project are Prof Rodrigo Mariño, Prof Michael Morgan, Prof Julie Satur, Prof Ivan Darby, Mr Geoffrey Adams, Dr Andre Priede, Michelle King, Prof Meredith Temple-Smith, Dr Phillis Lau, Dr Arthur Hsueh, and Dr Jennifer O’Connor.

Learn more about the iDENTify project

Contact us to register your interest

eviDent Foundation facilitates dental practice-based research for better oral health.

012 – Diet advice in the dental setting

  • Prior to the training, the majority of dentists often provided dietary advice and agreed that they were confident to do so
  • The majority of dentists found that the online training module had clear learning objectives, was easy to navigate and were satisfied with the module
  • Following the training, dentists felt slightly more confident providing dietary advice

Learn more about this research project.

011 – OHPs’ knowledge and beliefs about the potential causes of oral cancer

The project found:

  • There is a need for additional education and professional training for oral health professionals
  • Further training in oral cancer screening practice and patient advice-giving will be an important step in improving prevention and early detection of oral cancers

Learn more about this research project.

009 – Evaluation of the health promoting practices pilot project

The project found:

  • Health promotion was generally viewed positively by patients and practitioners, with both indicating that they preferred the specific health promotion advice be related to the type of practitioner involved in that discussion
  • There are opportunities to increase practitioner confidence in delivering health promotion messages, through the provision of education and supporting resources

Learn more about this research project.

008 – Investigation of the longevity of anterior resin bonded bridges

Results of this study indicate a high survival rate of anterior resin bonded bridges provided by a group of clinicians in Melbourne from 1990 to 2012. The simple and affordable ARBBs with two different modified tooth preparation designs performed well with a survival rate of 98% at five years. There was no significant difference in the survival of ARBBs between the two design preparations.

Learn more about this research project.

007 – Understanding the relationship between dental professionalism and Preferred Providers status

The project found:

  • Preferred provider schemes impact on dentists’ decision-making autonomy and potentially influence the development of trust and rapport within the dentist-patient relationship
  • A need to develop strategies to respond to altered work conditions

Learn more about this research project.

006 – Diagnosis, treatment and maintenance of periodontal patients by general dentists

The project:

  • Found that Victorian dentists who took part in this study are using the appropriate clinical parameters to diagnose periodontal disease
  • Found that the diagnosis of periodontal disease by the practitioners that took part is generally accurate, but with a tendency to over-diagnose moderate periodontitis as severe
  • Will help in understanding decision-making criteria used in practice regarding periodontal therapy
  • Will aid the design of further studies looking at the effectiveness of the treatment of periodontal diseases

Learn more about this research project.

005 – Children’s dental program

The project found that the targeted school dental check-up program was beneficial for increasing child dental access and retention for referred follow-up dental appointments and treatment. The second stage (project 10) has commenced.

Learn more about this research project.

004 – The PREVENT study: Reducing the X factor – understanding the relationship between general practice prescribing and xerostomia

The project successfully created and used a model that helped GMPs to identify patients at risk of dry mouth, diagnose dry mouth and implement a dry mouth management program that included improved communication between GMPs and dental professionals.

The project developed:

  • An education program to show GMPs how to identify patients at risk of oral health problems caused by dry mouth, and improve patient oral and general health outcomes through enhanced knowledge
  • Fact sheets for practitioners and patients: ‘What is dry mouth?’ and ‘Managing dry mouth’

Learn more about this research project.

003 – Molar incisor hypomineralisation

The project:

  • Provided a detailed description of six characteristics of hypomineralisation of first permanent molars (FPMs) and permanent incisors. The condition was found to conform to a spectrum of increasing severity from MH to MIH
  • Produced an information sheet about MH
  • Found that the trial of the MHSI was predictive of treatment undertaken for affected FPMs and the Index can guide clinical management of affected children

Learn more about this research project.

002 – A five-year retrospective assay of implant

The project found that most complications appeared within the first year. Patient demographics showed that practitioners are treating an older seminal population than often reported in clinical trials. Their patients have a complex medical history and are taking multiple medications. Provision of single units was far greater than larger more complex restorations and the understanding of implant care needs to reflect the proportion of prescription of these. The findings will allow the development of practitioner guidelines for treatment planning, case management and complication management.

Learn more about this research project.

001 – Evaluation of eviDent

The project found that practitioners reported personal, practice and societal benefits of eviDent involvement and challenges to participation were few. A series of recommendations for improvements to eviDent were made to the DPBRN Committee, and were designed to encourage greater participation by the profession. 

Learn more about this research project.

eviDent Foundation facilitates dental practice-based research for better oral health.

eviDent aims to encourage relationships between practitioners and academic researchers. By building research capacity to produce and use evidence, eviDent facilitates and supports dental practices to produce and disseminate evidence that can translate into practice and inform policy.

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