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Evidence-based Dentistry (ce625) - Introduction

Evidence-based Dentistry – Why Do I Need That?

COURSE NUMBER: 625

Liran Levin, DMD

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

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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...

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Overview

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.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Jul 20, 2020

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Jul 19, 2023

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    149

Learning Objectives

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.

Disclaimers

  • 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.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Liran Levin

Liran Levin

DMD

Prof. Liran Levin is a professor of periodontology at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA.


Prof. Liran Levin was the Head...

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Submission Information

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Recognition

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.