A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Oral Rehabilitation Outcomes Network-ORONet

List of Authors: Bassi F, Carr AB, Chang TL, Estafanous EW, Garrett NR, Happonen RP, Koka S, Laine J, Osswald M, Reintsema H, Rieger J, Roumanas E, Salinas TJ, Stanford CM, Wolfaardt J
Publication year: 2013
Journal: International Journal of Prosthodontics
Number in series: 4
Volume number: 26
Issue number: 4
Number of pages: 4
ISSN: 0893-2174

The published literature describing clinical evidence used in treatment decision-making 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 implant-based 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.

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