According to a 2015 report published by the U.S. Center for Communicable Disease, chronic periodontal disease (PD) affects nearly one out of two U.S. adults ages 30 and over—64.7 million Americans. PD is the main cause of tooth loss in adults and is associated with the severity of other chronic conditions, particularly diabetes and vascular disease. This Tier III project will focus on the cooperative development of a patient-centered outcomes research–CER Letter of Intent and proposal for submission to PCORI designed to yield results that will improve the oral health outcomes of patients with periodontal disease. The membership of our project partnership, the PerioPatient Project, is led by patient advocates and researchers who are committed to active participation in order to bring the patient experience and voice to the table.
*All proposed projects, including requested budgets and project periods, are approved subject to a programmatic and budget review by PCORI staff and the negotiation of a formal award contract.