Learning Objectives

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

  • Define EBP (Evidence-based Practice).
  • Define EBDM (Evidence-based Decision Making) and its purpose.
  • Explain why EBP is not just a new term for an old concept.
  • Identify two principles of EBDM.
  • Discuss the need for EBDM.
  • Identify the levels of evidence and premise upon which they are based.
  • Describe the 5 steps and skills necessary for EBDM.
  • Formulate a good question using the PICO process.
  • Discuss the benefits of EBDM.