EBD Accomplished Faculty Award
Dr. Gilbert is a distinguished professor and the chair of the department of clinical and community sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. He also serves as the founding director of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, which connects clinical researchers with dental practitioners, creating partnerships that allow working dental offices with real patients to be used in the evaluation of existing and novel strategies for improving oral health.
To date, the network has conducted more than 50 studies and published more than 190 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles that advance the scientific basis for clinical decision-making and foster the movement of scientific evidence into routine clinical practice. These studies have investigated a broad range of clinical topics using a wide variety of study designs.