Ting-Ling Chang, DDS



The ORONet Systematic Review on Outcomes for Implant-based Therapies

Three Learning Objectives:

  1. What is ORONet?
  2. The importance of outcomes research
  3. What we learn from this collective systematic review and the future direction


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, especially measures that reflect meaningful outcomes from a patient perspective for oral health care providers and their patients to rely on for assessing various treatment options. Recognizing the lack of consistent inclusion of standardized outcome measures that are valid and relevant to the patient, 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. Initial goal and efforts of the ORONet is to develop a systematic review of outcomes from clinical trials in implant Prosthodontics based four primary domains: longevity, economic, functional, and psychological.  The process, results, and future direction of this collective systematic review will be presented and discussed.


Dr. Ting-Ling Chang graduated from National Taiwan University School of Dentistry in 1990.  She completed her specialty certificate residency training in Advanced Prosthodontic in 1997 and Maxillofacial Prosthetics in 1998 at UCLA. She currently serves as full-time Clinical Professor, Division of Advanced Prosthodontics at UCLA. She is the Section Chair of Prosthodontics Section at UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Chang is an American Board Certified Prosthodontist and maintains a private practice limited to the maxillofacial prosthodontic and implant prosthodontics at UCLA.