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Table 1 Characteristics of participating practitioners and their practice(s) (N = 185)

From: Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity by National Dental Practice-Based Research Network practitioners: results from a questionnaire administered prior to initiation of a clinical study on this topic

Practitioner and practice characteristics  
Gender N (%)
 Male 119 (64)
 Female 66 (36)
Race N (%)
 White 146 (79)
 African-American 8(4)
 Asian 18 (10)
 Other 12 (7)
Age Years (SD)
 Mean 52 (11.4)
 Median 55
 Range 27–58
Practice location %
 Inner City of Urban Area 9
 Urban Area 27
 Suburban 50
 Rural 14
Practice type %
 Owner of a private practice 73
 Associate/employee of a private practice 10
 Health Partners Dental Group 4
 Permanente Dental Associates 7
 Other managed care/preferred provider 1
 Public health practice 3
 Dental School/academic institution 2
Specialty N (%)
 General Dentist 173 (94)
 Specialist 12 (6)