The initial phase of the POPS study was successfully completed, and we are now recruiting additional dental practitioners.
Practitioners from the initial phase have enjoyed this study. A practitioner from the Network's Northeast node, who participated in the study, stated, “I have a patient who had oropharyngeal cancer and couldn't talk as they had their vocal cords removed. They were super excited to use the app and be involved in the study as our communications earlier would be through a family member. They could now text me directly with any of their dental concerns. They could actually put in information about their status post-treatment, and I could respond with a text to discuss what's going on. They’re really excited to be a part of the POPS Study as it has improved their overall dental experience through easy communication.”
If you are interested in pain management after potentially painful dental procedures, you may be eligible to participate.