Evidence-based Dentistry – Why Do I Need That?
COURSE NUMBER: 625
Liran Levin, DMD
As clinicians, we are responsible for implementing current evidence-based treatments. Therefore, it becomes critical that we understand what evidence-based practice really means. Not all evidence is created equal and not every conclusion of...
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As clinicians, we are responsible for implementing current evidence-based treatments. Therefore, it becomes critical that we understand what evidence-based practice really means. Not all evidence is created equal and not every conclusion of an article should be implemented. Critically interpreting evidence becomes a valuable part of the clinician’s responsibilities. This lecture will introduce the principles of evidence-based dentistry, how to develop, critically evaluate and implement scientific evidence into day-to-day practice and apply these principles to making the right decisions when advising patients on effective self-care in caries and periodontal disease prevention.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Jul 20, 2020
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Jul 19, 2023
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Understand evidence-base levels.
- Recognizing the importance of the pyramid of evidence.
- Identify ways to critically evaluate scientific evidence.
- Discuss decision making based on best available evidence.
- Identifying the evidence behind prevention measures.
- Acquiring important keys for long term, evidence-based success of dental treatments.
- P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
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