Evidence-Based Dentistry: Finding and Using EBD Resources
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $49.00


This course focuses on specific and easy-to-understand steps for finding and evaluating the best scientific evidence.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Recognize that EBD is a form of communication
  2. Understand responsibility of the dental profession to communicate relevant evidence
  3. Understanding the importance of determining validity and applicability of a study before applying it in practice
  4. Understand strategies for critical appraisal
  5. Recognize resources available at the ADA’s EBD Website
  6. Understand barriers to proper dissemination of valid scientific information
  7. Recognize EBD educational resources


Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is based on three important domains: the best available scientific evidence, a dentist's clinical skill and judgment, and each individual patient's needs and preferences. This course focuses on the challenges of effectively translating scientific evidence into practice and lays out the resources to search for evidence, and the first steps to assessing its quality and reliability for use in treating patients.

  1. Introduction
    1. Communication and its pivotal role in EBD
    2. Translational research
  2. Communicating Evidence: A professional obligation in dentistry
  3. Critical Appraisal Strategies:
    1. U-Do-IT (By study type, published tools)
    2. Pre-appraised, critical summaries, guidelines/recommendations
    3. Levels of evidence and strength of recommendations
  4. The ADA’s EBD Website
    1. Database of systematic reviews
    2. Critical Summaries and Plain Language Summaries of systematic reviews
    3. Clinical Recommendations
  5. Barriers to dissemination
  6. EBD Education Resources
    1. Website tutorials and podcasts
    2. Courses
      1. Custom EBD Educational Programs
      2. Champions Conference
    3. EBD Communication E-Newsletter
  7. Conclusion


Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, American Dental Association; 2013. Available at: http://ebd.ada.org/

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