The AAO Practice Based Research Network Committee (AAO-PBRN) was formed in 2013 to encourage orthodontic research in network settings, especially in the National Dental Practice Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN). The first project to be approved was a study of adult anterior open bite and the AAO began recruiting member participants for the study in 2015.

Dr. Greg Huang, who led the AAO-PBRN, presented information about orthodontists and patients participating in the open-bite study during the 2018 AAO Annual Session.  The descriptive information has now been published as an article, “The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network adult anterior open bite study: A description of the practitioners and patients.” (The Angle Orthodontist, November 2018). 

Scheduled to give the 2019 John Valentine Mershon Lecture, Dr. Huang will present results of the anterior open bite study at the 2019 Annual Session.