Generating evidence that matters in dentistry

South Texas Oral Health Network

Welcome to the South Texas Oral Health Network! STOHN is a practice-based research network (PBRN) dedicated to developing a research infrastructure for generating practical, timely information that can be used by dental practitioners to enhance the quality and efficacy of oral health care.

STOHN members are dentists practicing in the communities of South Texas. Alongside providing direct patient care, they partner with the Health Science Center to develop and carry out dental research where it really matters – in the offices and clinics.

Current Studies

Prevalence of Molar - Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH):

We are hoping to learn how often MIH occurs among children in South Texas aged 6 to 14 years. Clinicians are asked to take patient demographics and record the presence of MIH among 6 to 14 year old children who present for a dental exam. To get involved, please complete the study flyer (found below); in addition, there is study-related training and calibration for you and any study involved staff that will take place online.

MIH Study Flyer


Oral Cancer Knowledge Assessment:

We are attempting to assess current knowledge amongst dental professionals regarding oral cancer. This will help us develop future educational programs in this area.

This is a 12 question survey, and it should take less than five minutes to complete.

If you would like to participate, please visit: Oral Cancer Knowledge Assessment Survey  

Oral Cancer Study Flyer


If you would like more information about these studies or would like to get involved, please contact the Network Coordinator, Colleen Dolan at 210-562-5652 or 



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